Meet John Whalen, Health & Safety Project Manager at Antea Group, located in the Austin office.
Areas of Expertise:
Occupational Health and Safety, EHS Gap Assessment, EHS Program Implementation and Maintenance, and Training
About Me in 140 Characters:
I love a good adventure and even when traveling for work, I make it a point to go and explore the area.
What is your favorite thing about being a Health & Safety practitioner:
My favorite thing about being a Health and Safety Practitioner is the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and projects. I have been fortunate to be a part of some AMAZING projects early on in my career with Antea Group.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The calories don’t come with the food, right? If that is the case, give me a double bacon cheeseburger with fries for the rest of my life!
What is the most interesting project you’ve ever worked on?
The most interesting project that I’ve worked on is helping a global tech giant with adjusting their international supply chain during a pandemic. The client requested Antea Group research hazardous material storage regulations and requirements for locations all over the world so that they could adjust their supply chain as they transitioned from COVID-19 related products back to their normal commerce operations.
If you had one month off, where would you go, or what would you do?
If I had one month off I would love to go explore South America. Brazil and Colombia have been on my list of places to visit for awhile. Being immersed in the culture is my favorite thing to do when I travel – so you can usually find me at a local restaurant.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I LOVE helping clients address challenges with real-world solutions. On top of that, knowing that Antea Group has some of the best resources such as Global RegSupport Helpdesk and is a member of Inogen Alliance makes collaborating and competing for the client’s project that much more exciting and interesting!
What was your first job?
My first job was at a fast-food restaurant but before that, I was a volunteer firefighter (age 17).
What is a key ingredient for success as a Health & Safety practitioner?
A key ingredient for success as a Health and Safety Practitioner is listening to the client and understanding their needs. This allows Antea Group to provide customized support to meet the client's needs.
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