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Joe Collins is currently living in Vancouver / Lower Mainland, British Columbia, working as a President in "Collins Safety Services Ltd." and is interested in Construction, Consulting, Contracting/Trades, Environmental Services, Facility Management, Industrial Equipment, Services.
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Vancouver / Lower Mainland, British Columbia

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Construction, Consulting, Contracting/Trades, Environmental Services, Facility Management, Industrial Equipment, Services


------------------PROFESSIONAL PROFILE------------------

High-performing health and safety professional with years of business management and construction safety coordination experience in directing highly complex projects that build/optimize organizational processes, infrastructure goals and health & safety directives to maximize results in productivity and timeline projections.

Safety management organizational experience in commercial and residential construction.

Project-management expertise in operations, development planning, health and safety consulting, WCB regulations, BC building code, BC fire code and city bylaw enforcement.

Skilled strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions developing company safety programs and policies for businesses to help guide their employees and personnel in safety and compliance.

Motivated perfectionist with proven track record of structuring and implementing policies that yield measurable results including; highly tactical-safe work procedure policies for reduction in worker injury, compensation costs and productivity due to time loss. Worker and overall job productivity performance gained through continuous management improvement initiatives, communication improvements and team work strategies. Increased revenue gains through improved system/process performance.

Database and website developer specializing in the design and development of safety management software.

Recently completed requirements for Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designation.

------------------------------AREAS OF EXPERTISE-----------------------------

Construction Safety Officer (C.S.O) - Certified
Construction Safety Specialist (CSS) - Certified
Construction Safety Coordinator (CSC) - Certified
Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC) - Certified
Traffic Control Specialist - Trained and Certified
Industrial Accident Investigation - Trained and Certified
Paramedic Level 1, First Responder
Occupational First Aid - Level 3, C.P.R. C
Lifepak 500 Semi -automatic Defibrillator
First Aid Instructor and Authorized Provider
Business and Business Management
Industry and Labour Services Specialist (WCB)
Certificate of Recognition (COR) Auditor
Certificate of Recognition (COR) Auditor
Strategic Planning/Leadership
Process Design/Redesign
Organizational/Team Design and Development
Negotiation, Persuasion, and Communication
Project Planning / Execution
Multi-Site, Multi-Project Operation Management
End-to-End Project Management
MS systems/safety software & computer programs

-------------------------PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE--------------------------

Industry Specialist, WorkSafeBC., Richmond, BC.- 2009-2010

Responsible for undertaking strategic prevention initiatives and providing leadership in identifying and implementing innovative occupational health and safety initiatives that support and mobilize industry stakeholders in preventing worker injury and disease;
Developing innovative industry-wide occupational health and safety strategies;
Working directly with industry associations, the public sector, and employer and labour representatives;
Taking a proactive approach in understanding and analyzing specific industry needs regarding the development of short and long term occupational safety and health strategies.
Planning and organizing safety conference initiatives to bring together workers, employers and safety professionals from all industry sectors;
Forging alliances with industry stakeholders, employers, trades and workers to assist in developing a unified approach to safety for the improvement of overall safety in the multi-family construction industry.

Health & Safety Manager, Polygon Construction Management Ltd., Vancouver, BC.- 2007-2009

Responsible for: developing and implementing the Companys Safety Systems and report directly to the Senior Vice President of Construction.
Ensuring a progressive, industry leading safety program is established and maintained.
Ensuring continued compliance with WCB regulation on all company projects.
Establishing productive company safety guidelines, policies, and training.
Responsible for monitoring safety on an average of 20 construction projects at any given time.
Conducting investigations of projects safety incidents and report/recommend corrective actions.
Conducting quarterly safety audits of the safety program and compile accident statistics on a quarterly basis.
Providing guidance and education to contractors and trades with respect to deficient programs, safe work procedures, hazard assessments, regulations, policies and compliance.
Responding to WCB orders for compliance and assist projects on corrective action measures.
Forging alliances with other developers and industry trades to develop a unified approach to safety to improve the overall quality of sub-trades in the multi-family construction industry.
Chairing monthly Safety Committee meetings with company executives and update on safety concerns and progress with initiatives.

Owner / Safety Consultant, Collins Safety Services Ltd., Maple Ridge, B.C - 2001-Present

Identified market opportunity, researched and developed, assembled leadership and production teams, secured capital investment and built business/financial infrastructure.
Supported business strategies and objectives by developing relationships with government entities that substantially improved integration of quality, operational, and specialized services.
Responsible for control of all operations of Safety Division and Non-Emergency Ambulance operations including operating performance, marketing, administration, staffing, customer service, and productivity.
Orchestrated multiple construction, safety, and medical assignments while ensuring management of initiation, planning, executing, and control of each project.
Provide project safety consulting and analysis to clients through detailed project assessments, hazard identification and analysis for pre-project planning.
Managed project resources, progress, completion timeframes, and budget with results that include: increased application processing, increase in policy issuance productivity, reduction in policy errors, improvements in health & safety standards.
Directed development and implementation of operations for new division to Collins Safety Services Ltd.
Recruited to design and lead client projects, safety implementation, management and service.
Ensured for revenue growth, business P&L, and operations management.
Teamed with product development to integrate customer data into new services that increased revenue and customer satisfaction.
Ensured quality, process improvement, performance measurement, team solutions, and leadership development.
Directed strategy for company specialization in improving individual and client safety initiatives in residential building and development.
Responsible for design and introduction of marketing strategies, business material and literature, and advertising.

-------------------------ADVANCED CREDENTIALS ----------------------------

Construction Safety Officer (CSO) - Registered with the - Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of B.C.
Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC) - Registered with the - Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of B.C.
Construction Safety Coordinator (CSC) Gold Seal Certification Canadian Construction Association
Health & Safety Program Auditor Training - Construction Safety Network SN003281
Health & Safety Program Auditor Certification - Construction Safety Network SN003395
Principals of Health & Safety Management - Construction Safety Network SN003292
Early and Safe Return to Work - Construction Safety Network SN003459
Foundations for Health and Safety Excellence - Construction Safety Network SN003439
Owners and Managers Orientation - Construction Safety Network SN004118
Train the Safety Trainer - Construction Safety Network SN003892
Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) - Construction Safety Network CERT16273
Construction Safety Specialist - Construction Safety Network CSS0020
Industrial Accident Investigation - Technical Studies with (P.T.E.C.) - Pacific Traffic Education Centre.
Consulting Skills of the OH&S Professional - Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
Applied Risk Communication Skills - Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
Obligations & Liabilities of the OH&S Professional - Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
Occupational First Aid (OFA Level 3) - Select First Aid Training Ltd.
First Aid Instructor - Canadian Red Cross
Authorized Provider of - Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training programs.
Authorized Provider of Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) - Canadian Red Cross.
Canadian Coastal Search & Rescue (SAR Tech) - Canadian Coast Guard
Authorized Provider of Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) - Canadian Red Cross.
Restricted Radio Operator (RROC Maritime) - Canadian Power & Sail Squadron.

--------------------------------VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE -----------------------------

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Unit 7 Richmond
Canadian Red Cross - Vancouver


WorkSafeBC - Affiliation
Better Business Bureau Member
Richmond Chamber of Commerce Member
Canadian Construction Association Member
BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) - Affiliation
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) Member
Applied science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia Member

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Joe Collins
Name: Joe Collins
Location: Vancouver / Lower Mainland,British Columbia,Canada
Job Title: President
Company: Collins Safety Services Ltd.

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