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Leon Stokes III

Leon Stokes III

Monroe, GA

Safety Coordinator at Nordic Cold Storage


Nordic Cold Storage

Safety Coordinator

Conduct annual, monthly, and quarterly safety training and facility Risk audits. Also conducted new hire safety orientation. Accident investigations. Safety Committee meetings. Act as liaison for local, state, and federal organizations.

Career medium 03
Career medium 05

Nordic Cold Storage, LLC

Corporate Safety Coordinator

Responsible for implementing and maintaining Company's Safety & Health Procedures on training and development regarding all Federal, State, and Local compliance guidelines.
Performs mock OSHA audits at Corporate and Distribution levels.
Develops and conducts Management and associate safety and health training programs.
Conducts incident and accident investigations and writes injury/illness reports. As a means of reducing accident frequency.
May act as a liaison between Government officials or other Safety and Health professionals with respects to company safety issues.
Supports continuous improvements and the change Management efforts are associated with the implementation of improvements.


Wal-Mart, Inc

Operations Manager

Successfully managed distribution staff (100 to 120 associates), and weekly budget (72k). Support staff
of Managers and Supervisors.
Oversaw shipping and receiving of approximately one million dollars in merchandise daily. RF
systems utilized to manage process and accuracy.
Produced accurate and timely monthly and quarterly reports utilizing Excel and internal systems.
Implemented cost-effective safety and sanitation initiatives while exceeding quality standards. P & L
review daily.
Maintained consistent flow of communication with staff and senior management to maximize production
and accountability.
Vigorously recruited and retained peak seasonal and annual staffing levels utilizing positive
community relationships and innovative motivational tools.

Career medium 05
Career medium 05

Food Lion

Regional Safety Manager

Meticulously conducted field inspections of retail stores and distribution centers and ensured local, state, and federal OSHA compliance.
Developed and administered training for area management and associates that enhanced safety awareness and reduced reportable accidents.
Produced timely and accurate reports for senior and corporate staff.


Food Lion

Warehouse Supervisor

Managed shift labor of 35 to 100 associates in the shipping department. With support staff of Line Supervisor and Lead-men.
Manage shift quality of production standards, load quality, inventory accuracy, and sanitation standards.
Daily and weekly reports produced and communicated to ensure performance standards are measured.
Prepare associate performance reviews and development of improvement outlines as appropriate to goals being sought.
Ensure company policies are communicated, administered, and enforced. Confidential files maintained.

Career medium 02
Career medium 05

Food Lion

General Warehouse Worker

Receiving Department third shift unloading railcars (stacking, hauling).
Shipping department compiling orders for shipment (production).
Forklift operator replenishing merchandise for order compilers.


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Georgia Research Institute

OSHA Outreach Trainer (General Industry)

Georgia Research Institute

OTI-501 Trainer, Safety and Health