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Expert in Occupational Safety and Health

Expert ID: 734217 Louisiana, USA

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All regulations pertaining to offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling. OSHA reporting and record-keeping.

Expert has represented major clients in the petrochemical industry such as Shell, BP, and Chevron. He has HSE management experience as Lead HSE Tech. for Shell, as HSE Coordinator for Diversified Well Logging, and as HSE Manager Premium Oilfield Services. Expert also has over 10 years of oilfield & construction project experience. His primary job functions today include creating and executing safety management systems as well as strategies to aid in loss prevention, government and operator compliance, and emergency response.
Expert's experience in production, pipeline construction, pad construction, and drilling and completions operations makes me a well-rounded industrial safety professional.

He is familiar with, OSHA (29 CFR 1926, 1910, 1904, etc.), BSEE (30 CFR 250 Subpart O), SEMS (30 CFR 250 Subpart S), EPA, DOT, USCG, ANSI, NIOSH and other regulatory guidelines, procedures, and regulations.

Expert specializes in common industry processes such as:
• Permit to Work (PTW),
• Job Safety Analysis (JSA),
• Behavioral Based Safety Management (BBSM),
• Stop Work Authority (SWA),
• Lock out Tag Out (LOTO)
• And other common industry policies and procedures.

US Passport / TWIC Card / LA Driver’s License (E)

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: Bachelor's Degree Subject: Behavioral Science Institution: University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: H.S.E. Manager Department: Responsibilities: Promoted from HSE Coordinator to HSE Manager.
Advise and consult management regarding all industrial regulatory compliance and operator compliance policies.
Perform risk analysis of all job functions within the organization.
Provide loss prevention guidance to upper level management.
Manage DOT compliance division.
Create and implement QA/QC programs for company.
Audit field and shop locations (Lafayette, LA, New Iberia, LA, Shreveport, LA,
Williston, ND, Midland, TX, Winnie, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Laurel, MS).
Create and maintain DOT, BSEE, SEMS, and OSHA compliance policies.
Trend and track leading and lagging indicators (stop cards, BBS, Near misses).
Implement and maintain various safety management systems.
Prepare reports for upper level management.
Perform pre-job hazard assessments on new facilities.
Maintain ISNetworld, PICS Auditing, and PEC online databases.
Find creative solutions to resolve HSE relevant issues.
Create and implement training policies and corresponding matrices.
Create certification and training databases.
Create and implement HSE relative policies and strategies.
Update, implement and maintain SEMS compliance policies and procedures for all offshore operator clients.
Prepare audit presentations for major clients such as ExxonMobil, BP, Marathon,
BHP, Range, Statoil, Oxy, and LLog.
Maintain OSHA 300 records and calculate performance indicators (TRIR, DART
Rate, EMR, etc.).
Track progress of leading or proactive indicators.
Perform gap assessments and identify opportunities for improvement.
Oversee training of all employees and implement new training policies and procedures.
Investigate all incidents and near misses utilizing root cause analysis, and distribute final learnings to all personnel.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Diversified Well Logging Title: H.S.E. Coordinator Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the health and safety policies, programs and work environments of approximately 350 employees located throughout the United States.
Report directly to the President and Operations Manager of the company.
Create, design, and implement a Behavior Based Safety program.
Audit field and shop locations (Corpus Christi, TX, Midland, TX, Reserve, LA, Washington, PA.).
Create and implement training matrices.
Create a certification and training database.
Revise comprehensive safety program to current standards and regulations.
Maintain ISNetworld, PICS Auditing, PEC, and SQS online databases.
Create and oversee safety award program designed to encourage and improve participation in H.S.E. program.
Update, implement and maintain SEMS compliance policies and procedures for all offshore operator clients.
Prepare audit presentations for major clients such as Shell, Chevron, Murphy,
Marathon, BHP, Range, Statoil, Oxy, and others.
Maintain OSHA 300 records and calculate performance indicators (TRIR, DART Rate, EMR, etc.).
Track progress of leading or proactive indicators, incidents, and training.
Perform gap assessments and identify opportunities for improvement.
Oversee training of all employees and implement new training policies and procedures.
Investigate all incidents and near misses utilizing root cause analysis, and distribute final learnings to all personnel.
Work closely with human resources department and workers’ compensation representatives to ensure proper case management.
Develop a new safety culture which had not truly existed before.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Safety Management Systems Title: Chevron H.E.S. Rep. – G.O.M. – Drilling and Completions Department: Responsibilities: Facilitate and support Well Site Managers on offshore platforms and lift boat operations in Gulf of Mexico Business Unit.
Participate and facilitate incident investigations using standard Chevron Root
Cause Analysis Methods including Why Tree, 5-Why, Tap Root, and other standard techniques.
Oversee permit to work process.
Give Chevron orientation to personnel arriving on offshore locations.
Lead safety meetings, prepare reports, and inspect locations daily.
Train contract personnel to competency in Chevron Tenants and E-colors.
Oversee behavior based safety program for each location.
Incident investigation, reporting, and follow through.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Appalachia Projects Group Title: Shell Lead H.S.E. Tech Department: Responsibilities: Promoted to Facilities Lead Tech. position.
Supervise 20 techs in the facilities operations group.
Responsible for daily schedules and assignments of personnel on all locations.
Responsible for training all newly hired H.S.E. personnel in the asset.
Attend regular meetings with Shell and contractor management.
Act in a liaison role between Shell and contractor management.
Assist in development, implementation, and revision of H.S.S.E. policy.
Create audits and process to be used on Shell job locations.
Public speaking at quarterly contractor safety meetings.
Train contractor personnel in Shell specific rules and processes.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Appalachia Projects Group Title: Shell H.S.E. Tech. Department: Responsibilities: Assist in creating and developing a safety culture in a region which was new to the oil and gas industry and growth.
Give job specific safety meetings on work locations throughout the asset.
Audit contractor locations and ensure compliance with company policy.
Investigate, report, and enter all incidents into Fountain (Shell Incident System).
Collect, report, and analyze H.S.S. E. data. (i.e. Proactive efforts, LFI)
Attend weekly contractor safety meetings and clarify company policy.
Supervise on pipelines, pad construction, facilities, and compressor stations.
Coach and mentor contractors on OSHA regulations and company specific guidelines.
Log all safety relevant activity and file reports daily
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Magnolia Projects Group Title: Shell H.S.E. Tech. Department: Responsibilities: Selected by upper management to head H.S.S.E. supervision for special I & E project in North Louisiana.
Job scope included getting contractor with poor safety record into compliance.
Under my guidance, several hazards were identified and new initiatives were put into place. Several procedures were implemented.
Implemented buffer zone policy, tethered tools at heights, daily safety meetings, and daily equipment checks, the use of spotters and high visibility clothing, and periodic gas monitoring; none of which had been in place.
After the project was completed incident free, I returned to work in Mansfield, PA.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Title: BP Safety Officer Department: Responsibilities: Member of Group 1, Task Force 1 offshore of Venice, LA and Barrataria Bay, LA for the BP oil spill.
Enforce company policy in the Gulf of Mexico working a 28 on / 3 off Schedule.
Responsible for safety and compliance of 26 crews comprised of 3 to 10 persons per vessel.
Ensure correct procedures are in place for handling hazardous materials (HAZCOM, HAZWOPER).
Of 30 safety officers who began the project in the specific task force, I was one of three selected to stay and complete it.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: N-SPEC Title: Pipeline Technician Department: Responsibilities: Service and inspect natural gas pipelines offshore and on land.
Write and review JSA’s with contractor personnel in order to maintain a safe and incident free workplace.
Conduct hydrostatic tests and service pipelines using pigs.
Conduct gas testing for benzene, oxygen levels, and Hydrogen Sulfide.
Track pigs using G.P.S. and ground microphones.
Attain permit to work on a daily basis and attend tailgate safety meetings.
Daily use of Lock Out Tag Out and Smith System Safe Driving.
Contracted primarily to Enterprise and Gulf South Utilities.
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Frank’s Casing Title: Stab-rite Technician Department: Responsibilities: Service, repair, and operate stab-rite tool on oil rigs.
Prepare JSA’s and attend tailgate safety meetings for crew.
Helped to prepare for emergency plan procedures.
Stab pipe, guide casing, and make sure the tool functions properly throughout the drilling process.
Participate in weekly safety meetings, which include JSA, PTW. Lock Out Tag Out, BBS, and Stop Work Authority.
Audited Lock out Tag out system in the Stab-rite department of the warehouse.
Performed work for B.P., Chevron, and other major operators.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Service Offshore Docks Title: Rigger / Roustabout Department: Responsibilities: Perform basic rigging duties in shipyard and aboard OSV’s.
Operate forklift, help with crane upkeep, and maintain a clean workplace.
Keep a log of all pipe and equipment entering and exiting the yard.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Licenses / Certifications
Associate Safety Professional - BCSP
Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

Certifications/ Skills:
• Safety Trained Supervisor (S.T.S.),
• PEC - SafeGulf / SafeLand Basic Instructor
• IADC Well Control Certified – WireLine Supervisor
• ISNetworld Administrator
• DISA D.E.R.
• OSHA 30 hr. Construction
• Trenching and Excavation Competent Person
• PEC - Core
• PEC - Safe Gulf
• PEC - Safe Land
• Water Survival / METS / HUET / Swing Rope
• General Lifting Competent Person
• Forklift Certified
• Confined Space Competent Person
• Confined Space Rescue
• Confined Space Entrant/Attendant
• Fall Protection Competent Person
• Fall Protection Rescue
• Fall Protection User
• Fire Fighter 1
• First Responder
• Medic / First Aid / AED / 02
• HAZWOPER 40 hour.
• NORM Surveyor
• Defensive Driving
• Smith System Driving
• TWIC Card
• Rigging (API RP 2D)
Awards / Recognition
Shell Goalie Award

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Project Experience:
• Onshore Construction & Pipeline (pipeline, facilities, pad and road construction). Shell Appalachia, Shell Magnolia, N-Spec
• Onshore Drilling and Completions (drilling, hydraulic fracturing). BP, Shell, Frank’s Casing, DWL
• Offshore Construction (shut-ins and turnarounds). Chevron
• Offshore Drilling and Completions (wire line, drilling, coil tubing, flow back). Chevron, BP, Frank’s Casing, DWL
• Offshore Emergency Response. BP Deep Water Horizon Response
Other Relevant Experience
Computer Skills:
Experienced, efficient, and comfortable with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Access. Type 70+ wpm

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Secondary language

Fields of Expertise

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