Mark Staggs served as Safety and Health Officer for an Environmental Response company in Birmingham, AL tasked with planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of health, safety, and environmental programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees.
Mark has planned, implemented, coordinated, and assessed accidents, fire prevention, and occupational safety and health programs under the general direction of General Manager, utilizing knowledge of industrial safety-related engineering discipline and operating regulations. He has developed and recommended new procedures and approaches to safety and loss prevention based on reports of incidents, accidents, and other data gathered from office personnel. Mark was also responsible for auditing safety compliance, inspecting field work sites, and assisting managers and supervisors in implementing timely corrective actions for unsafe acts or conditions.
As a Site Health and Safety Officer, Mark ensured all operations were completed safely, developed and implemented the Site HASP including preparing daily tailgate safety meetings, ensured Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), work permits, and confined space permits were completed properly, and performed air monitoring of the site as hazards and operations dictate. He completed periodic safety sweeps of the site performing observations and safety audits of the work being performed and had the authority to change an operation if it is being completed in an unsafe manner.
Mr. Staggs served as the Environmental Protection Specialist for the USN at the Cutler Naval Communication Station in Cutler, ME. He was tasked with the oversight of 2 EPA/MEDEP-permitted operations under the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Mark also managed the Base HAZWASTE Program, Base contact for the Natural Resources and Cultural Resource Programs. He inspected and administered the Tank Management Program, was the Response manager for all spills and cleanups, and Base Manager for all Environmental Restoration Projects.
Mark served 22 years in the United States Coast Guard. During his career, he was tasked as a Pollution Investigator and Transfer Facility Inspector while attached to the Coast Guard Marine Safety office in Houma, LA. Acknowledged by peers and supervisors for raising the efficiency of operations with a 30% reduction of personnel. This enabled the effective management of more than 150 bulk liquid transfer facilities, response to approximately 1,300 pollution reports, and enforcement of pollution prevention regulations within one of the most environmentally sensitive estuaries in the nation. He planned, organized, and managed the daily activities of the Port Operations Department. Mark’s responsibilities included overseeing Federal Projects, managing the staffing requirements, scheduling training, and personnel evaluations. Mr. Staggs has received the Coast Guard Achievement Award for superior performance.