Mr. Shell R. Shortes, CIH, CSP
20 Years Experience • Heavy Industrial Construction • Project and Program Management
Construction safety engineering professional with 20 years of experience in a broad range of safety, health and environmental areas. Diverse domestic and international project and program safety management experience in heavy industrial construction, maintenance, and environmental remediation. Experience includes both nuclear and non-nuclear projects.
Areas of Expertise
– Program & Project Management
– OSHA/EPA Regulations
– Safety Management Systems
– Procedure Development
– EH&S Metrics
– Staff Hiring & Development
– Industrial Hygiene
– Incident Investigation
– Proposal Development & Presentation
– Injury Case Management
– Human Performance
Stone & Webster Engineering, Inc. / The Shaw Group, Inc., Stoughton, Massachusetts
Regional Safety Manager, - International, Nuclear Division 1/07 – Present
Regional Safety Manager, Nuclear Maintenance 3/01 – 1/07
Site Safety Manager, Charlestown Navy Yard Project, USACE, 2/01 – 3/01
Site Safety Manager, Pownal USEPA Superfund Project 5/99 – 2/01
Safety Consultant (Part-time), General Electric, Lynn, Massachusetts 5/00 – 7/00
Site Safety Manager (Part-time), USEPA Superfund - Raymark Project, 2/00 – 5/00
Site Safety Manager, Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Plant, 3/99 – 5/99
Senior Safety Supervisor, Corporate Office, 6/97 – 6/98
Regional Safety Manager, Nuclear Division - Support project and program activities for AP1000 new nuclear plant construction in China; mobilize on-shore projects; develop project procedures and site plans. Hire on-shore project safety managers/supervisors; provide direct on-site support to projects (for intervals up to 3 months at a time); conduct project reviews, field inspections, training and industrial hygiene consulting. Directly interface with Chinese Owners and Governmental entities.
Support project and program activities for the Nuclear Services Division which does engineering and small EPC project activities for Nuclear Utilities throughout the US; developed enhanced video-conference training format for remote delivery of training. Provide technical and industrial hygiene consulting services to domestic nuclear sites.
Formed new Nuclear Division responsible for AP1000 new nuclear plant construction including development of divisional & project execution plans, and model EH&S cost, staffing and training plans. Supported planning and mobilization for three domestic AP1000 nuclear plant sites.
Regional Safety Manager, Nuclear Maintenance Division - Managed project and program responsibilities for multiple nuclear and non-nuclear power utility construction/maintenance projects throughout the United States. Major project highlights include:
· Development / implementation of comprehensive environmental air monitoring plan, startup/staffing/support of construction activities for a Combined Cycle Power Plant in Queens, New York (Keyspan);
· Oversight of decommissioning activities for Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station and Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Station
· Management of construction and outage activities for four Entergy Northeast nuclear plants. Conducted new contract start-up and transition activities; project mobilization and site plan development; hiring and oversight of outage staff; incident investigations; project audits; injury case management; and client interface.
· Managed new contract start-up and transition activities for the Exelon system nuclear projects (10 project locations) including fleet-wide procedure development and conversion.
· Managed new contract start-up and transition activities for South Texas Project (STP) nuclear site in Bay City, TX including site safety plan development; safety staff mobilization; client interface; injury case management; support and execution of first refueling outage.
· Provided industrial hygiene consulting services.
· Management of the development and construction of a $250,000 dynamic safety learning center for the TVA Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, AL.
· Provided staffing and outage support to TVA nuclear plant maintenance contracts at three plant locations. Supported staff hiring, site mobilization, site inspection, incident investigation, and client interface.
Site Safety Manager, Charlestown Navy Yard Project, USACE - Responsible for providing part-time management of all Safety and Health activities during remediation activities for a USACE Remediation Project. Conducted site inspections, incident investigations, training, air monitoring, recordkeeping, medical surveillance, respiratory protection, and fit testing. Directly interfaced with the Army Corp of Engineers and the site subcontractor regarding safety and health issues. Provided contractor oversight for remediation activities, abrasive blasting and painting activities, and hazardous waste management and disposal operations. Contaminants of concern included lead, PCB’s, and dioxins.
Site Safety Manager, Pownal USEPA Superfund Project - Responsible for managing all Safety and Health activities during remediation, demolition and construction activities for a $7 million US EPA Superfund Project. Assisted in development of the Site Safety and Health, Asbestos Abatement, and Air Monitoring Programs. Conducted site inspections, incident investigations, training, air monitoring, recordkeeping, medical surveillance, respiratory protection and fit testing. Directly interfaced with the Army Corp of Engineers and site subcontractors regarding safety and health issues. Provided contractor oversight for asbestos abatement activities, confined space activities, UST removal, building demolition, landfill cap construction, building construction, hazardous waste operations, and site work. Conducted QC functions to ensure compliance with Army Corp requirements. Assisted in site sampling efforts for initial analysis and confirmation. Assisted in soil sampling and testing efforts. Contaminants of concern included asbestos, PCBs and dioxins various mixed hazardous wastes.
Safety Consultant (Part-time), General Electric, Lynn, Massachusetts - Consulted a for a GE jet engine manufacturing facility regarding development of plant-wide Job Hazard Assessments (JHA) for all work processes and detailed reviews of specific high-hazard areas.
Site Safety Manager (Part-time), USEPA Superfund, Raymark Project - Responsible for providing part-time management for all Safety and Health efforts during remediation activities for a USEPA Superfund Removal Action Project at Shore Road and the Housatonic Boat Club in Stratford, CT. Developed the Site Safety and Health, and air monitoring programs. Conducted site inspections, incident investigations, training, air monitoring (personal and perimeter), recordkeeping, medical surveillance, respiratory protection and fit testing. Directly interfaced with the Army Corp of Engineers and site subcontractors regarding safety and health issues. Provided contractor oversight for contaminant remediation activities, construction, demolition, hazardous waste operations, and site work. Contaminants of concern included lead, asbestos, PCB’s and dioxins.
Site Safety Manager, Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Plant - Responsible for Site Safety and Health compliance for Stone & Webster Site personnel at Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Plant. Conducted daily site safety inspections, Safety & Health training and recordkeeping. Developed activity-specific safety plans and interfaced directly with the owner regarding safety and health issues.
Senior Safety Supervisor, Corporate Office - Responsible for special projects related to the administration of the Corporate Safety, Health and Environment Programs for Stone & Webster worldwide. Designed and implemented a database for the compilation and analysis of site-specific safety statistical data for all projects worldwide. Additional responsibilities included: reviewing and preparing Health and Safety plans, proposal development, providing site support to local field projects, site audits, providing guidance on construction safety, health and regulatory matters.
Sedgwick James / Marsh USA, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts
Safety Consultant – Loss Control 6/98 – 3/99
Responsible for loss control services for Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP) for Northwestern University, Partners Healthcare, and Stop & Shop. Conducted safety audits and incident investigations, and supported claims management activities. Directly interfaced with the Clients and Contractors regarding loss control issues.
ABB Paint Finishing, Inc., Newark, Delaware
Project Safety Manager 5/96 – 5/97
Managed safety and health, fire protection, emergency response, and drug testing issues for the construction of a $250M, 860,000 ft2 automotive paint shop for Chrysler Corporation in Newark, Delaware. Additional responsibilities included providing technical assistance to contractors, interfacing between the owner and contractors, establishing and administering a joint Management/Labor Site Safety Committee, conducting daily audits, and supervision of accident investigations. Project manpower peaked at 1,400 workers.
Chicagoland Construction Safety Council, Hillside, Illinois
Manager of Projects 10/94 – 5/96
Safety Engineer 6/91 – 10/94
Manager of Projects - Conducted training, research and curriculum development on a wide range of construction safety & health topics for one of the nation’s largest non-profit construction safety training organizations. Managed research and development for various federal training grants inclusive of a $475,000 NIOSH/CPWR grant to reduce power line contacts in construction. Presented at conferences and training seminars throughout the US. Provided consulting services to member contractors regarding safety, health and environmental issues.
Safety Engineer - Conducted training, research and curriculum development on a wide range of construction safety, health and industrial hygiene topics. Managed research, development and production for various federal grants inclusive of a $205,000 grant to develop lead hazard awareness training in support of a new OSHA standard. Through a cooperative effort with the OSHA, developed supplemental lead safety training materials for OSHA compliance personnel. Supported the Council's education and outreach efforts to its member firms. Developed various computer databases to support research and training development.
Bachelor of Science in Safety Engineering (BSSE), 1989
Texas A&M University — College Station, Texas
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), 2006
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Certification # 9261CP
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) (Construction Practices), 1996
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Certification # 14319
– Graduate Studies, Environmental and Occupational Health, UIC at Chicago, 1994
– Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Texas A&M University, 1986
– First Aid / CPR Instructor, American Red Cross, 2000
– OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Construction Safety Instructor, OSHA OTI, Des Plaines, IL, 1991
– Various Health, Safety and Environmental Training Courses attended on topics including: scaffolding (supported/suspended), excavations, confined spaces, cranes/rigging, rescue, environmental remediation, HAZWOPER, and asbestos abatement.
Member: American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Lead Safety Training on the Construction Site:
Employee Manual, pp. 260; Employee Video Tape, 30 min., CSC 1993
Employer Manual, pp. 310; Employer Video Tape, 30 min., CSC 1993
Instructor Manual, pp. 500, CSC 1993
OSHA Compliance Officer Training Video, 25 min., CSC, 1993.