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John Wells

Courses Taught at MSU:

OSH 320, Environmental & Occupational Health Engineering Technology

OSH 527/627, Air Contaminants & Industrial Ventilation

OSH 687, Wastewater Treatment

OSH 689, Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment


B.S., Occupational Safety and Health, Murray State University, KY

M.S., Occupational Safety and Health Murray State University, KY

Ed.D., Higher Education and Leadership, Union University, TN

Dissertation: Professional Commitment, Ethical Reasoning, and the Belief in Regulatory Compliance as Perceived by Safety Professionals

Certification and Licensure:
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
32-Hour Industrial Fire Fighting
24-Hour Confined Space and High Angle Rescue
40-Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
40-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker
80-Hour Hazardous Material Technician
16-Hour Fire Brigade Officer
Emergency Medical Technician (1986-1988)

Professional Experience Prior to MSU:

I have over twenty-four years of experience in safety and health and environmental affairs. As a transformational leader I am experienced in team building, conceptual planning, and implementing world-class EHS systems. Programs I have established have resulted in millions saved through loss control, incident reduction, recycling, material substitutions, and safety system enhancements. My hallmark is success through responsibility, accountability, and proactive participation, engaging all levels of an organization.

2004 - 2013 ERMCO, Corporate Manager, EHS (Heavy Fabrication, Electrical Transformer Manufacturing)

2000 - 2004 Teknor Apex (Haywood Company), Multi-Site Manager, Safety & Health (Chemicals, Plastics, Rubber)  

1997 - 2000 The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Manager, Safety & Health (Tire Manufacturing)

1997   The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Regional Coordinator, Safety & Health (Chemical Production)

1994 - 1997 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Plant Coordinator, Health & Safety (Chemical Production) 

1992 - 1994 Texaco (Star Enterprise), Safety Engineer (Petroleum Refining)

1993 - 1997 Lamar University, Port Arthur, Texas , Adjunct College Instructor EHS

1990 - 1992 The Duriron Company, Safety and Environmental Manager (Manufacturing/Machining)

1990   Mosely and Associates Inc., Industrial Hygiene Consultant (Ergonomist, Superfund Site Management,)

1988 - 1989 Western Geophysical, Corporate Safety Supervisor (Oil Exploration)

1987   General Motors (Harrison Radiator Division), Dayton, Ohio Safety Intern (Manufacturing)

1983 - 1991 Army National Guard, Murray, Kentucky (Honorable Discharge) Military Police Officer

•Multi-site Management
•Staff Mentoring & Coaching 
•Behavior Based Safety 
•Ergonomic Analysis/Design
•Fleet Safety
•Contractor Safety Management
•Cellular Manufacturing
•Refinery & Chemical Processes
•Material Flow and Automation
•Hazardous Waste Management 
•Waste Reduction/Recycling
•Industrial Hygiene
•Strategic Planning
•Computer Based Training 
•Trend Analysis
•Drug Free Workplace Programs
•On-site Medical Management/Work Comp 
•Quality Enhancement Plans (QEP)
•Environmental Management
•Process Safety Management 
•Emergency Response/Incident Command 
•Incident/System Analysis Specialist

Contact Information:

Office Address: 157E Industry and Technology Center

Office Phone: 270-809-6656

Office Fax: 270-809-3630

Email: jwells13@murraystate.edu

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