Kelly Bernish, CSP

Certification # CSP-27129

407.406.1644  kellybernish@globalshesolutions.com     

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbernish

 

   President, Global SHE Solutions LLC, providing consultation to clients worldwide specializing in Safety Performance Improvement, Leadership Development, Hazard Analysis, Risk Assessment, Injury Prevention and Management, Ergonomics, Expert Opinion, Case Review, Auditing, Training, Program Development, Documentation Creation and Review, SH&E Project & Construction Oversight, Loss Control Services and Keynote Speaking.  Clients include Alpha Omega Training & Compliance; Space Florida, City of Daytona Beach, Mitsubishi; The Houston Zoo, S&S Worldwide, Bisswiss USA, City of Fort Collins, ETC, Signature Brands and various firms requiring expert witness services.

Director, Safety, Security & Risk Management, City of Fort Collins, CO.

Responsible for leading a culture of safety and provide strategic and day-to-day direction, leadership oversight, feedback and development to the staff in the development, implementation and sustainment of key SSRM programs for their designated business.  Serves as Senior Technical Advisor, primary contact and partner to the City Executive Leadership Team. 

 

   Previously held positions:

·      Manager, Safety Services, Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, US

o   Responsible for strategic vision and execution of injury prevention and compliance for both cast member, guest and contractor operational safety, locally and domestically.  Direct and indirect leadership for a diverse team of Safety Managers, locally and domestically.

·      Director, Environmental Health & Safety, Sea World of Florida, Inc. (SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and all support facilities) – Orlando, FL

o   Responsible for all aspects of employee, guest and contractor Safety (including regulatory compliance and plan review), Health and Risk Management including Workers Compensation and General Liability Management (served as corporate representative for deposition and trial purposes) and Environmental Compliance for site locations in Central Florida.

·      Manager of Safety, Health & Security, Anheuser-Busch, Inc, Fairfield California

o   Responsible for all aspects of employee, guest and contractor Safety, Health and Security including regulatory compliance, workers compensation, General Liability, Process Safety Management (PSM) and overall plant security.

·      Director, Environmental, Health and Safety, SeaWorld Ohio - Aurora, Ohio

o   Responsible for all aspects of employee, guest and contractor Safety (including regulatory compliance and plan review), Health and Risk Management including Workers Compensation and General Liability Management (served as corporate representative for deposition and trial purposes) as well as Environmental Compliance.

 

   Education:

·      Bachelor of Science, Kent State University, Kent Ohio

·      CSP – Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals

·      COSS – Certified Occupational Safety Specialist

·      OSHA General Industry 30/10 hour and Construction Safety 10 hour

·      OSHA 501 Authorized General Industry Trainer

·      IAP2 (Public Participation Specialist) 40 hour workshop

·      Fall Protection – Competent Person Trained

·      Scaffold – Competent Person Trained

·      Certified Food Safety Manager

·      Pyrotechnics, Manager Level

·      Certified Playground Safety Inspector

·      Certified English XLT Tribometrist

·      Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Training

·      Finance for Non-Financial Managers – Olin School of Business

·      Emotional Intelligence – Disney University

·      Hundred of hours of specialized SH&E Continuing Education coursework

 

   Professional Affiliations & Awards:

·      Chairperson and founding member, Partner Relations Chairperson

Women in Safety Engineering (WISE), American Society of Safety Engineers

·      Board Member, American Society of Safety Engineers - Risk Assessment Committee

·      Co-Chairperson – IAAPA/Give Kids the World Charity Motorcycle Ride

·      Immediate Past President – Cape Canaveral Chapter American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and The Alliance for Central Florida Safety

·      Past President (2 term), Board Member, Delegate, Government Affairs Liaison and Fundraising Chairperson - Central Florida Chapter ASSE

·      Previous membership; US TAG for ISO PC 283 - Occupational Health & Safety, ASTM F24, 23, 13, 08, E34, Children’s Safety Village, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Safety Committee, ASSE Diversity Committee, All-CIG Representative to the COPS Board, Florida Executive Women, Leadership Orlando Alumni (past board member), Risk & Insurance Management Society, Metropolitan Environmental Training Alliance (past President and board member), Citizen Community Action Council, United Safety Council,  Leadership Northern Colorado, Risk Assessment Committee

·      Previous Task Group Member: F24 Fall Protection & Machine Guarding, CDC Model Aquatic Health Code

·      Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award (2008) – Central FL Chapter ASSE

·      Diversity in Safety Award  (2010) – American Society of Safety Engineers

·      Culbertson Award Recipient (2012) – Outstanding Volunteer Service, ASSE

·      WISE Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award (2015)

·      The President of the United State’s Volunteer Service Award (2012)

 

   Professional Speaking Experience:

CNN, CBS Radio, American Red Cross, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, OSHA 2011 Annual On-site Consultation Training Conference, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council, Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, University of Alabama, Indiana University Pennsylvania, ASSE Region I 2010 Professional Development Conference, Florida Mine Safety Health & Environmental Conference, NASA, Alliance for Central Florida Safety, Metropolitan Environmental Training Alliance, local media outlets, guest lecturer - University of Central Florida Rosen School of Hospitality, Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International, Women in SHE Webinars, Florida Attractions Association, Workers Compensation Institute

 

   Published Professional Articles/Books:  Safety Professional – August 2008, FunWorld Magazine, September 2008, March 2015, Words to the WISE, Quarterly Publication, 100 Women – Making a Difference in the Safety Health & Environmental Profession – contributing author, editor and publisher, Amusement Today – various editions.