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Safety Manager

Location:
La Porte, Texas, 77571, United States
Posted:
March 19, 2018

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Professional Safety Manager Bobby Oberlechner, BSOSH, CSP

Degreed and Certified Safety Professional 9919 North P St.,

Knowledgeable, Caring Safety Management La Porte, Texas 77571

Dependable and Ethical Manager 936-***-****

More than 10 years of Safety Management ac4u06@r.postjobfree.com

More than 12 years of Safety Training

WORK HISTORY

Port of Houston Authority - Safety Manager October 2015 to Present

Implement safety initiative consisting of four cross functional safety sub-committees- Each comprised of individuals from various departments for monthly safety meetings. Perform audits and root cause incident investigations on field personnel and contractors to ensure all are in compliance. As a result, the Port of Houston saw an immediate reduction in accidents and incidents. The decline in accidents and incidents continues to this day.

Created and implemented company-wide CPR program and established a self-sustaining CPR training committee with executive sponsorship; a group which was previously nonexistent.

Established a fire warden safety committee as a self-sustaining group with executive leadership; a group which was previously nonexistent. Conducted regular fire drills. This enabled the staff to clear the four story building in less than 5 minutes during the January 2017 fire.

Worked with stevedores to bring vehicles up to 99% manufacturer standards by working with the stevedore to improve their maintenance process. Assisted the grant writer in establishing a grant for 10 new trucks at a 50% reduced price (new low sulfur diesel vehicles) as an incentive to help the stevedores.

Implemented a training program which included continuing education and safety training to maintain professional certifications and licenses.

Provide guidance to executive leadership, managers, and professional staff through the cross-functional teams and training using the latest adult teaching principles.

Manage the development of the safety program for two different terminals at the Port of Houston. Maintain safety and training records required by the USCG and other agencies. Track training, incident, and audit metrics for continued improvement.

Perform Audits, Risk Analysis, and Root Cause Incident Investigations which include High potential near misses on the facility and equipment including watercraft, heavy machinery, RTG cranes, and STS cranes.

Provide input to a daily maintenance meeting and work with maintenance foremen to ensure that all personnel maintain proper training, PPE, and Port safety and work protocols.

Meet with the Project Managers of the construction companies and their safety personnel to ensure compliance of their written safety program. Review written safety plans for construction companies that have won bids with the Port of Houston. Participate in the design review and MOC meetings and provide oversight on corrective actions and implementation.

Train all workers including ILA, Stevedores, and Port employees on stop work authority.

Maintain working knowledge of port quality, environmental, security, and safety ISO standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, and ISO 45001 (formerly OHSAS 18001).

Interact with OSHA, USCG, FEMA, and other agencies as necessary to maintain safety and security at the Port.

Maintain personal credentials and knowledge base by continuing to participate in training such as FEMA 100, 200, and 300 along with radiation training and other emergency management courses.

Analyze data collected from Matrices to determine variations and implement changes to coincide with those variations.

Crossfire – LLC - Safety Coordinator (This branch Closed) June 2015 to October 2015

Process Safety Management – working with the crews to identify those project that had significant chemical hazards and mitigate all hazards through JSA, Stop Work, and Risk Analysis.

Field audits – investigate work locations to ensure that employees are following safety protocols set forth by the company and the companies for which we work.

Accident investigations – Utilizing the Tap Root investigation tool, investigate and find the root cause for accidents, incidents, and near misses.

Training program development, and training – Work with safety personnel from the companies with which we do work and establish protocols for our training program which go beyond the normal OSHA regulations. Training includes: H2S competent person (not just awareness), CPR (Medic First Aid – CPR training designed for the industrial workplace), Smith Driver (collision avoidance training for all workers driving company vehicles – this helped to cut down on the number of collisions and subsequently our auto insurance), PEC Safeland, Qualified Gas Sampling, and NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) Surveyor, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, LOTO, Fall Protection and a variety of OQ training including heavy equipment, aerial work platform, and telehandler operations.

Outside sales for third party training. Influence others internally and externally, including senior leadership.

Identify and resolve technical, operational and organizational issues particularly with regard to safety.

Pioneer Wireline - HSE Manager (Mass Layoff in 2015) July 2013 to March 2015

Responsible for five districts ranging in size from 20 to 66 employees.

Implement a rigorous safety training program that reduced the number of incidents in these districts by half for two consecutive years.

Maintained a very low incident rate for these districts over the last 12 months.

Perform safety audits and conduct incident investigations using the Tap Root investigation tool.

Process Safety Management liaison between Producers and Midstream Providers to identify those projects that had a pipeline or storage components and mitigate all hazards through JSA, Stop Work, and Risk Analysis.

Developed a community based Collision avoidance training Employees and friends and family of employees to help improve driver safety. Influence others internally and externally, including senior leadership.

Implement programs for transfer of hazardous cargo such as Cesium and Cobalt for downhole operations

Develop a training program for liquid transfer and protocols for fueling, filling tankers, and removing hazardous waste.

Maintain HazWoper trainer status for hazardous cleanup

Specific trainings included:

PEC Premier Safeland / SafeGulf – this training is an oil field specific training which takes into account OSHA’s rules and regulations and correlates them to the specific ANSI and API standards.

Field Safety Training – this training was for site specific hazards such as working on the wireline truck, around the fracking crews, and how to protect against wildlife issues such as snakes, coyotes, and mosquitoes.

Site Safety Audits – Specific audits done for each crew for each location. I worked with the operations manager and made weekly field trips to investigate each location, the employee’s behavior, and the condition of their wireline unit – which carried a radioactive source.

Smith Driver Training – mandatory training for all employees driving a company vehicle or being paid to drive their own. This course is about collision avoidance and safe driving practices.

DOT HazMat Training – Because radioactive sources, hazardous chemicals, and explosives are used on each location, employees (even those who did not handle the hazards) were required to take a DOT training class to understand how to respond in the event of an incident, accident, or release.

Tap Root Accident Investigation – instructed employees and lead persons how to react to an accident, assist the injured, and maintain scene integrity for the safety investigation.

Security – Most of the locations had security provided but for those that did not provide security, we provided security. It is imperative that all personnel understand the importance of signing in and out at each location and reporting any suspicious behavior.

OSHA Requirements – OSHA has requirements for both the employee and employer. It is important that all employees be educated on their rights and obligations as an employee.

Radiation and Explosive Audits – Audit explosive cabinets, bunkers, and radiation source storage units to ensure that all explosives were being used in accordance with the ATF and the NRC and were being disposed of in accordance with TCEQ and the EPA regulations.

Radiation Training – Specific training for specific source radioactive materials which begins with a study of the periodic table and completely describes stable and unstable atoms, their half-life, handling procedures, and disposal procedures. Explosive Training – Specific training for explosives and highly flammable chemicals that are used in downhole operations which includes jet cutters, shape charges, primer cord, and high heat charges.

OSHA 10 & 30 hour – Specific training for competent persons and new hires for OSHA compliance. This training includes such things as fire safety, ergonomics, and fall protection.

Behavior Based Safety – Specific training for a personal commitment to safety for themselves and those around them.

DXP Safety Services - Safety Manager August 2011 to July 2013

Assist in the implementation of a LEAN management program. Conducted regular audits and inspections to ensure that all were following the protocols for the LEAN program.

Field installations – install, calibrate, and maintain H2S systems for natural gas Midstream facility. I personally installed more than half of the H2S monitors and calibrated same, and provided oversight for additional installations.

Develop a training program for liquid transfer and protocols for fueling, filling tankers, and removing hazardous waste.

Personally performed fit testing for Midstream employees, contractors, and personnel from my company who worked at the facility. Servicing and Training on SCBA (Scott Pack/MSA) for all Midstream operations.

Trained as a third party trainer for over 100 different companies.

This training included:

PEC Premier Safeland / SafeGulf – this training is an oil field specific training which takes into account OSHA’s rules and regulations and correlates them to the specific ANSI and API standards.

Field Safety Training – this training was for site specific hazards such as working on the wireline truck, around the fracking crews, and how to protect against wildlife issues such as snakes, coyotes, and mosquitoes.

Site Safety Audits – Specific audits done for each crew for each location. I worked with the operations manager and made weekly field trips to investigate each location, the employee’s behavior, and the condition of their wireline unit – which carried a radioactive source.

DOT HazMat Training – Because radioactive sources, hazardous chemicals, and explosives are used on each location, employees (even those who did not handle the hazards) were required to take a DOT training class to understand how to respond in the event of an incident, accident, or release.

OSHA Requirements – OSHA has requirements for both the employee and employer. It is important that all employees be educated on their rights and obligations as an employee.

OSHA 10 & 30 hour – Specific training for competent persons and new hires for OSHA compliance. This training includes such things as fire safety, ergonomics, and fall protection.

EDUCATION –

University of Houston

M. S. Occupational Safety & Health/ Industrial Hygiene 2019

Columbia Southern University

M. S. Occupational Safety & Health 2018

Sam Houston State University (TESOL Certificate)

MEd Summa cum Laude 2017

Columbia Southern University

B. S. Occupational Safety & Health Summa cum Laude 2014

Capella University

Computer Science Network Administration 2002

Angelina College

Associates of Science in Computer Science 1997

Stephen F. Austin State University

2 semesters in physics 1991

CURRENT CREDENTIALS

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Chevron Qualified Gas Tester Trainer

HazWoper 8/24/40/Refresher Communications Trainer

Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Communications Trainer

OSHA 10 Hour /30 Hour Trainer Smith Driver Training Trainer

Process Safety Management Trainer Changes in the Workplace Trainer

Job Safety Analysis Trainer Hazardous Energy Control Trainer

Electrical Safety Trainer Fire Safety-Prevention Trainer

First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens Trainer Elevated Work Trainer

Confined Space Trainer Qualified Gas Tester Trainer

H2S Train-the-Trainer Project Management

Railway safety Facilities Maintenance Explosive Safety Training

Field Engineering Incident Investigation

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material Trainer Radiation Safety Officer

Telehandler/ Powered Industrial Vehicle Trainer Aerial Work Platform Trainer

Certified Rigger FEMA incident Command ICS -100/200

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE –

Management - Excellent business Acumen Maintenance

Effective Verbal and Written Communications Effective problem solving skills

Microsoft Office Proficiency Computer programming

Cross functional team collaboration Emergency Response

Project Management Supervisory skills

High Voltage Electrical Low and Control Voltage Electrical

Abnormal Working Conditions Preventing Pipeline Damage

PSM regulations Accidental release prevention

JSA, JSEA, JHA Confined Space permitting

Air monitoring Fall Protection

OSHA Regulations Environmental Management (14001)

Safety Management Systems (OHSAS18001) DuPont Safety Leadership

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Installation and maintenance

Currently working with the OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 conversion.



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