Kamau Mbalia, '11


2011 Environmental Engineering Graduate

COMPANY:
GFS Chemicals, Columbus, Ohio

POSITION:
Environmental, Health, and Safety Supervisor





Previous Company

Worked as a Safety, Health, and Environmental supervisor at Nestlé Waters North America, which is a business-unit of Nestlé that produces and/or distributes numerous brands of water across North America. Continent-wide brands include Perrier and San Pellegrino.

Position

Safety, Health, and Environmental Supervisor

Assists in the development, promotion and implementation of all safety and environmental policies, training and programs necessary to drive safety and environmental performance/compliance and culture, to maintain a safe and healthful workplace, and fully comply with both regulatory and Nestle requirements. Have a working knowledge of applicable Safety and Environmental regulations to achieve compliance with federal, state, and local government regulations. Conduct safety and environmental investigations utilizing standard root cause analysis methods. Support Environmental programs by assisting with regulatory reports such as TCPA, Air Emissions, Waste, storm water, wastewater discharges and NJRTK.

Preparedness

Attending Central State University and majoring in Environmental Engineering thoroughly prepared for taking this position. By taking such courses as Environmental Law, Water Chemistry, and Soil and Water Pollution Control allowed me to have the knowledge needed to monitor and implement programs that would ensure our company does not create any potential hazards to the environment. Also, it allowed me to gain experience with dealing with both state and federal regulations, with this familiarity I was able to easily ascertain what we as a company needed to accomplish in order to comply with OSHA, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001 regulations.