MEET MIKE KINNEY
Mike has over 40 years of proven experience and expertise in various facets of safety and mechanical engineering processes, including over 30 years experience addressing commercial nuclear power and/or Department of Energy (DOE)/NNSA.
His professional experiences can be found in many authored technical papers addressing numerous facets of facility and worker safety, in addition to having recently published a book about safety culture.
Primary areas of focus facilitating development of implementation processes to address new HQ guidance as well as serving as senior level advisor to Program Secretarial Office representatives.
While providing senior level support for the commercial nuclear power industry, Mike has led teams responsible for design and construction of Systems, Structures, and Components (SSCs). While serving as Readiness Engineer at these facilities, he facilitated readiness confirmation during licensing phases. His responsibilities also included negotiating implementation strategies with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Hartford Steam and Boiler representatives.
During his storied career, Mike also had the pleasure to work with a series of senior level committees and/or organizations throughout the United States, in both the Federal as well as private sectors. Examples include:
MANAGEMENT / PROGRAMMATIC REVIEWS
Regardless of the business sector, the majority of companies appreciate the value provided from an independent review of their safety culture processes. Due to the multiple facets of an effective safety culture, the majority of company processes are indelibly linked.
An independent review can also provide you with a strong baseline regarding current implementation as well as assisting with establishing near and long-term process improvement goals. Due to extensive experience and expertise performing a broad suite of management reviews, program evaluations, readiness reviews, and similar process, SCS is uniquely positioned to assist companies enhance their safety culture processes.
Serving on DOE HQ Steering Committees (e.g., Safety Analysis Report Secretarial Office Working Group [SAR SOWG] and Rule Implementation Steering Committee [RISG]), tasked with addressing implementation of safety basis, nuclear safety, and seismic safety programs. Responsibilities included conducting onsite reviews of contractor safety basis implementation.
Provided senior-level support to NNSA HQ and Nevada Field Office representatives during development of strategies to address implementation of 10 CFR 851, “Worker Safety and Health Program”.Additional responsibilities included development of detailed guidance addressing contractor submittals as well as conducting peer reviews of associated deliverables.
Assisted & led private sector companies with their pursuit of OHSA VPP certification. Also served on VPP On-Site Review Teams, tasked with determining implementation status of OSHA VPP criteria at applicant sites and also as Board of Director member with Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) , Region IX.
Collectively, I’ve gained keen insight and a unique perspective regarding the foundational elements that are required across any company elements to develop and deploy a valued added safety culture program that be successfully maintained long term. This insight proved beneficial when authoring my book addressing safety culture.
As noted in that publication, companies are presented with a series of challenges when embarking on their safety culture journey. Examples include limited ability to truly understand their current culture as well as a series of safety companies offering a “one size fits all” approach through use of their software or employee surveys.
By definition, attempting to utilize off the shelf products would not prove successful long term since they are not tailored to address the unique attributes of a given company.
My true passion is to facilitate a progressive safety culture for our clients, culminating in reduced injuries & illnesses, enhanced morale, and increased profitability. Contact SCS today to achieve the safety culture you need and want!
And, below I am giving you a glimpse into my supporting passion of working with non-profit fundraisers where I am hired as Benefit Auctioneer and Emcee for gala-type events.
Choosing a non-profit fundraising auctioneer can be a challenge—but it doesn’t have to be!
The first thing to know is that a “free” auctioneer is never free. To get a professional, experienced, and effective fundraising auctioneer on stage at your next event, expect to pay a fee. If your local dentist offered free dental work to anyone, wouldn’t you be a little suspicious? Hiring a professional non-profit fundraiser auctioneer can definitely be worth it.
A professional fundraiser auctioneer can facilitate higher bids in a live auction, and generate big donations during the special appeal, easily making back his or her fee and much more. So, what makes a great non-profit fundraiser auctioneer?