John A. Monson

Senior Consultant


5/11 to Current
Senior Consultant, Quality Risk Solutions, Orchard Park, NY
  • Provide clients with technical and risk based solutions in the general industry, construction, municipal, and service sectors
  • Facilitate clients in the development, implementation, and auditing of comprehensive safety and risk management systems
  • Perform compliance and risk based inspections and audits
  • Provide safety, loss prevention, risk management, safety leadership, and culture change training
9/06 to 5/11
Safety Manager, LPCiminelli Inc., Buffalo, NY
  • Manage safety culture change and leadership initiatives across all divisions integrating safety and risk into the corporations business model
  • Manage comprehensive OSHA Partnership for Niagara Falls Municipal Complex Project from conception to current
  • Develop, review, and implement project specific safety programs and procedures meeting internal, customer, and owner needs
  • Perform safety and general liability inspections/ audits on a wide range of construction projects
  • Work closely with Risk Manager and participate in the facilitation of case management, claim review, insurance process effectively reducing EMR to .70
  • Work within traditional, OCIP, and CCIP insurance programs
  • Serve as a technical and leadership resource to site safety managers within the corporation
  • Facilitate safety meetings and safety training
9/03 to 9/06
Principal Safety Consultant, Great Lakes Environmental & Safety Consultants; Buffalo, NY
  • Manage and execute safety and loss prevention services for customers’ needs. Responsible for construction, industrial, and municipal account compliance, loss prevention, and risk management
  • Company team leader for general industry and construction business sections
  • Provide loss prevention and control services for captive insurance clients throughout the U.S.
  • Facilitate safety culture change and leadership teams inside industrial and municipal locations
  • Work closely with OSHA and other federal, local, and state agencies
  • Provide safety, loss prevention, risk management, safety leadership, and culture change training
3/99 to 9/03
Safety and Health Manager, Kraft Foods North America, Avon, NY & Battle Creek, MI
  • Manage all levels of federal, state, and local safety and health industrial and construction compliance for multiproduct production facilities and warehouse facility
  • Manage full time safety coordinator, fire marshal, two nurses, and approximately fifty safety representatives
  • Manage Kraft Safety and Risk Management Process including the implementation and management of seventeen key safety and risk business process elements at this and other facilities
  • Develop, implement, and manage safety culture change teams and safety leadership initiatives
  • Implement continuous safety improvements using joint safety team approach
  • Significantly reduce worker compensation reserves over two years through aggressive case management.
  • Provide technical and onsite support to safety coordinators and managers at other Kraft Foods facilities and warehouses
  • Provide safety & technical advice to site engineering, maintenance, and construction project engineers on projects from inception to commissioning
  • Resource for internal customers in the maintenance and development of OSHA Process Safety Management programs
  • Provide Modern Safety Management training to various Kraft Foods sites and personnel
  • Co-Chair of Special Situations Task Force dealing with safety, quality, and other special situations
  • Member of Kraft Foods national contractor control development team
  • Train and manage industrial hazardous materials response team and confined space rescue team
4/97 to 3/99
Safety, Security & Facilities Manager, Hickey Freeman Company, Rochester, NY
  • Manage all levels of federal, state, and local safety and health compliance in a single site facility with 850 employees
  • Build safety program including policies, procedures, and training from the ground up
  • Manage and perform safety services for facility maintenance, grounds, facility construction contracts, and security personnel
  • Assist Human Resource Department in special projects and initiatives
12/94 to 4/97
Safety and Environmental Consultant, Monson-Weber, Wolcott, NY
  • Work closely with clients in the development of safety and environmental compliance, process safety management programs, provide training, and emergency response


Bachelor of Science, Geosciences, concentration Environmental Earth Sciences New York State University College at Buffalo, NY 1994


  • NYS Certified Emergency Medical Technician - 2010 to Current
  • WNY American Society of Safety Engineers Safety Professional of the Year - 2009
  • American Society of Safety Engineers Various Board Positions - 2007 to Current
  • Modern Safety Management Process Trainer - 2000 to Current
  • OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer - 2005 to Current
  • Eagle Scout Award - 1990
  • NYS Certified Volunteer Firefighter - 1990 to Current
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