Mr. Sam Solhdoost’s experience spans over 20 years throughout different industries (Energy, Education, and Health Care) while in-house with Architectural/Engineering firm and/or with hospital organizations with a focus in Environmental Health and Safety. Regulatory requirements are an integral part of his roles as a Manager in the Environmental Health and Safety program. The development of policies, procedures and training new employees to the requirements set forth by Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA, Cal/OSHA). Analyzing data for trends and presentation with management as to illustrate past, current, and future direction in areas such as injuries/indemnities have been integral to his role. Additionally, conducting hazard evaluation as part of injury evaluation to ensure that utilizing a training and implement a continuous improvement model to learn and prevent similar occurrences in the future. Lastly, Mr. Solhdoost’s emphasis on a continuous improvement model is applied to all programs under OSHA Title 8 programs such as: Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan, Emergency Action Plan, Hazard Communication Program, Heat Illness Prevention Program, Illness and Injury Prevention Program, Personal Protective Equipment among others as being co-lead of the emergency management committee.
As a team member, Mr. Solhdoost has worked to ensure that The Injury and Illness Prevention Program is adhered to by leading a team that conducts audit of facilities and addresses issues on a regular basis. Moreover, conduct and receive evaluation on workplace injuries and ensure employees are directed for the appropriate care while proper risk and other evaluations are conducted. He has provided training to both union and non-union workers on the requirements set forth by Center for Disease Control (CDC) and implemented through partnership with Infection Prevention Department, Employee Health, and others. These experiences have included organizations that are self-insured as well with outside agencies on property and casualty risk through major insurance carriers.
Mr. Solhdoost has been involved in the project development from the schematic design, design development leading to construction documentation. His belief on the use of collaboration across different disciplines includes but not limited to clinical and non-clinical colleagues to provide and seek feedback on projects across ten hospitals, 26 million sq.ft. health care systems with projects ranging from several thousand dollars to $400 million in annual execution.
Mr. Solhdoost has varied experience with regulatory agencies across local, state, and federal levels.
- Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA, US
- Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, US
- Fire Protection Engineering Technology, Diploma Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
- Fire Safety Engineering Technology, University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science, Cincinnati, OH, US
- Masters in Business Administration, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, US