Senior Risk Control Consultant
I evaluate how our client companies identify and manage their risk factors and provide risk control consultation.
I spend about half my week in the field visiting my clients. My work includes risk control, industrial noise and ergonomic surveys as well as bilingual training on a variety of topics including Supervisor Safety Leadership Development. I am also a fleet specialist so I can talk to my clients about their fleet exposures.
Over the years I completed quite a few OSHA certification courses, primarily at the OSHA education center at Cal State Dominguez Hills. I also learned a lot while working in the field in a number of industries, including the petrochemical sector, construction and restoration. As a safety director at various companies, I often had to write safety programs for my employers. And I have been teaching for an apprenticeship program for painters at Cerritos College for almost 15 years.
"When I first got into industrial work, my family thought I had lost my mind as I had been working in graphic design and advertising for several years."
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My mom and dad both came here from Mexico. Mom stayed at home and did a great job raising us. Dad worked hard as the owner of a janitorial and landscaping company. I was the first one to finish college and it took a while as I got married young.