Karen Sanborn is a Certified Safety Professional with more than 30 years of experience in occupational health and safety. She brings to United Alliance Services expertise in working with clients to develop and grow their safety programs. Karen has a successful track record of putting improvement ideas into practice with clients of varied sizes and diversified industries.
Her professional experience includes consulting in Workers Compensation, Accident Investigation and Analysis, Landscape Safety, Ergonomics, Emergency Planning, Liability Risk Transfer, Machine Safety, Healthcare Employee Safety, Fleet Safety and Construction Safety.
As a Senior Loss Prevention Consultant for a large insurance firm Karen handled a large customer base with $10 - $15M in total premiums for Workers Compensation, General Liability and Auto. She is self-directed, analytical, precise, and driven with a passion for safety in the workplace.
While working for a large commercial and residential landscaping construction company, Karen transformed the safety program into a successful, well documented, sustainable program, including redirecting the safety culture among a seasonal workforce.
In order to create a successful safety program she had to meet many objectives. Karen tracked and measured improvements in OSHA incidence rates, loss ratio, and EMR/MOD. She enhanced the safety training programs and materials, as well as tracking training ensuring employees were completing the appropriate safety training and staying compliant with applicable regulations. As the Safety Manager, she managed workers compensation, general liability and auto insurance claims; managed the hazardous communication program, and led the Safety Committee at each branch.
Karen has proven that she can create, improve and implement a robust safety program in a variety of industries and successfully foster relationships to ensure adoption and cooperation.
Karen served in the military in the 215th Army National Guard Band as a Sergeant. During her service she received the Army Achievement, the NCO Academy and Army Service medals and ribbons.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Comprehensive Practice
OSHA 30 Hour Construction Certification
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification
Bachelor of Science, Health Education, University of Lowell
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)