Julie Boyd

Courses Taught at Murray State:

OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
OSH 299 Professional Development
OSH 320 Environmental & Occupational Health Engineering Technology
OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
OSH 384 Construction Safety
OSH 450 Practical Application Lab


M.S. Occupational Safety and Health 2001
Emphasis: Industrial Hygiene
Murray State University Murray, KY

B.S. Agriculture 1998
Area: Pre-Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health Technology
Murray State University Murray, KY

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State:

Consultant/Trainer/Owner – EHS Industrial Consultants, Murray, KY, August 2011-present

  • Continuous improvement consulting services
  • Instruct monthly Red Cross CPR/First Aid classes
  • OSHA compliance training/OSHA 10 hour instructor
  • Environmental training
  • Compile various procedures as needed for safety & environmental manuals

General Manager/Owner – Pizza Pro & The Annex, Murray, KY, August 2011-August 2015

  • Staffing of managers and customer service representatives
  • Worker's compensation program management
  • Employee performance coaching and development
  • Delivery insurance management
  • New hire and unemployment filings
  • Permit renewal applications and tracking
  • Advertising and Marketing Plan Development

Continuous Improvement Mgr. - Morningstar Foods, Murray, KY, December 2009-August 2011

  • Monthly assessments of managers and supervisors to help ensure personal development
  • Manage worker's compensation claims
  • Developed training plan and materials to coach supervisors into more effective managers
  • Performance plan development and review for Continuous Improvement Coordinator (Direct Report)
  • Acting Human Resource Manager when full-time manager was absent.
  • Maintenance Department Manager (Assumed additional role during job search for permanent manager)
  • Coordinated quarterly plant wide meetings and presented various presentations and training material
  • Implemented plant-wide Management Operating System – Corporate Continuous Improvement Plan
  • Performed CI plant audits, defined corrective actions for deficiencies
  • Revitalized, monitored, and tracked corrective action plan and progress
  • Defined plant goals for efficiency improvements
  • Managed labor variance and overtime budget for the plant
  • Tracked various plant key measures

Regional Environmental Health & Safety Mgr. - Morningstar Foods, Murray, KY/Decatur, AL Dec. 2005-09

  • Manage worker's compensation claims – Murray/Decatur
  • Conduct New Hire Training and developed manuals – Decatur plant
  • Instituted Job hazard analysis program – Murray plant
  • Maintain EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance – Murray/Decatur
  • Project Manager for the installation of a $2M Waste Water treatment plant – Murray plant
  • Performance plan development and review for Waste Water Manager (Direct Report) – Murray plant
  • Founding member of the labor management committee – Murray plant
  • Develop and facilitate safety and environmental training – Murray/Decatur

Human Resources Supervisor - Johnson Controls, Inc. Cadiz, KY, July 2005 – December 2005

  • 2006 Union Labor Negotiations where I mentored under corporate labor relations manager and assisted plant accountant with financial planning for possible wage concessions.
  • Worker's Compensation Manager and received top 5 ranking out of 200 plants for WC cost reduction ($900,000).
  • Implemented and administered the following programs: FMLA tracking program, plant morale survey, corrective actions development, and incentive programs for Safety, Quality, and Production.
  • Reviewed performance evaluations and promotions for salaried personnel and assisted with grievance procedures & employee conflict resolutions

Safety, Health & Environmental Coordinator I, II - Johnson Controls, Inc. Cadiz, KY, Feb 2002-July 2005

  • Develop training material and implementation plan to ensure OSHA/KOSHA regulation compliance
  • OSHA/KOSHA compliance tracking through inspections, investigations, training, and program development
  • Trend analysis of accident investigations to promote injury reduction
  • Facilitate safety, environmental, medical response, and ergonomic task force meetings
  • Lead & maintain ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • Responsible for Federal EPA & state regulatory requirements
  • Assist engineering with ergonomic work station set-up

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt - Johnson Controls, Inc. Cadiz, KY, August 2002-December 2003

  • Provided cost savings of $526,000 using Six Sigma Methodology (DMAIC)
  • Applied analytical/quantitative approach to problem solving
  • Mentored Six Sigma Green Belts with assigned projects


  • Authorized OSHA 10 & 30 hour instructor
  • Professional Human Resources certified – SHRM (2003-2015)
  • Received Top 5 ranking out of 200 plants for worker's compensation cost reduction ($900K savings)
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Red Cross Certified CPR Instructor
  • AHA Certified Medical Providers CPR Instructor
  • Certified National Safety and Health Council - Lift Truck Instructor
  • Project Manager for the installation of a $2M Waste Water treatment plant
  • 3M Scholarship Recipient


  • Supervising for Success Leadership Series
  • Labor and Employee Relations Training
  • Legal Compliance Training by Foley & Lardner
  • Human Resources Computer Based Training Series
  • FMLA, EEOC, AAP & ADA training courses
  • Business and Quality Systems – Internal Auditor
  • Certified Continuous Improvement Coordinator – PVA

Contact Information:

Office Address: 157G Industry and Technology Center
Office Phone: 270.809.5677
Office Fax: 270.809.3630
Email: jboyd16@murraystate.edu