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Manager Safety

Houston, TX
March 18, 2018

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Hiring Manager,

My most recent position was Sr. Safety & Health Manager of Axip Energy Services based in Houston, TX. At Axip, I was primarily responsible for compliance and identifying areas for HSSE performance improvement. My work area included Domestic US, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, South America, and Middle East/Asia which included manufacturing facilities, domestic and international field locations, offshore rigs and production platforms, petrochemical plants, regional and corporate offices, domestic and international construction sites (construction of compressor stations, cryo plants, amine plants, well pads) from pre-qualification to commissioning and start-up.

I’ve successfully managed safety performance and site safety representatives on projects ranging from small domestic equipment installation to major domestic and international projects of $100M+. My most recent team improved the company’s TRIR from 2.18 to 0 and has been at 0 for three consecutive years (2017, 2016 and 2015).

Thank you for your time to review my resume and for passing my resume along to those filling the HSE Manager position.


Thomas Blanchard

11435 Bromley Bend Drive

Missouri City, TX 77459

Tel: 1+ 985-***-****


Thomas Blanchard

11435 Bromley Bend Drive

Missouri City, Texas 77459

(m) 985-***-****


Safety Professional capable of assessment, design, and implementation of safety programs. Excellent Microsoft computer skills, organizational abilities and a strong team player with comprehensive working knowledge of regulations, industry standards and best practices which are used to comply with Local, State, Federal, and International Regulations.


Sr. Safety and Health Manager- Axip Energy Services LP (formerly Valerus Compression Services, LP)

Jan 2014 – Oct 2017

Sr. Health and Safety Manager / Co-Director of Health

and Safety - Valerus Compression Services, LP Aug 2012 – Jan 2014

Health and Safety Manager of International, Corporate

& Field Operations - Valerus Compression Services, LP March 2006 – Aug 2012

Sr. HSE Coordinator- Universal Compression LP Dec 2001 – March 2006

Lead the Axip Energy Services / Valerus Compressions Services’ Health and Safety Team to provide consistency of application of processes and procedures where applicable such as domestic manufacturing facilities, domestic and international field locations, offshore rigs and production platforms, regional and corporate offices, domestic and international construction sites (construction of compressor stations, cryo plants, amine plants, well pads) from conception to commissioning and put into service.

Established and managed an international safety department to include hiring and managing local country safety managers in strategic locations across the globe.

I have managed up to 10 safety team members at one time.

Established and managed security protocols for domestic and international travels, work sites and lodging.

Conducted and managed overall Safety and Contract Site Safety Representatives on construction projects (ranging from small domestic equipment installation to $100+ Million international projects).

Developed and implemented Site/Project Specific Emergency and Security Action Preparedness Plan and conducted gap analysis of Company and Client’s HSE programs and authored Bridging Documents when applicable.

Directed the development of HSE Management System and its Implementation Plan.

Developed, implemented and managed safety training for onboarding of new employees.

Performed site visits to monitor facilities and operations and to ensure a safe work environment.

Developed and implemented solutions to mitigate identified workplace safety hazards.

Maintained a comprehensive understanding of applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Participated with PHA/HAZID/HAZOP for major domestic and international projects – representing HSE.

Served as company representative and principal contact on all H&S issues with customers and employees. Maintain regular contact with clients in the field and in corporate senior management to demonstrate the value and effectiveness of the company's safety programs.

Functional responsibility of Safety Team included statistical analysis and development of KPI’s, emergency preparedness and crisis management, occupational safety and health, contractor management, HSE training, and other HSE process development.

Enhanced and streamlined the incident notification process, medical case management process, incident investigation process, and corrective action tracking processes.

Performed incident investigations, collected data, established facts, and drew valid conclusions using root-cause analysis approach, sharing lessons learned with employees.

Maintained the quality, technical leadership, training, and professional development of safety professionals needed across the organization.

Created and maintained accurate, up-to-date, and thorough safety resources and training materials for all company employees, and maintain regular safety meetings throughout the organization.

Managed all aspects of technical training where applicable.

Determined applicable training, schedule training, coordinate logistics for training, conduct training and maintain records for required Health, Safety and Technical Training.

Developed and maintained Safety and Technical Training budgets.

Directed regular H&S reviews and audits to assure compliance with company and customer safety policies and procedures.

Lead a committee to review and update current and author new HSE Policies/SOPs when applicable.

Maintained internal Health and Safety statistics to include Total Recordable Incident Rates, First Aid Incident Rates, Lost Time Incident Rates, Total Vehicle Incident Rates, for Local, Regional, US and International Business Units.

Active member of company’s Policy Committee.

Maintained a comprehensive understanding of Workers' Compensation Law and OSHA recordkeeping guidelines.

Managed compliance with databases such as ISNetworld, PEC, PICS, RigUp, BROWZE, Veriforce, and etc.

Assisted company to achieve ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 at one of company’s manufacturing facility.

Collectively, the aforementioned resulted in direct reduction in incident rates and serious incidents as a result of implemented initiatives. This allowed the company to experience lowered TRIR and EMR resulting in continuous/repeat work with prime customers and reduction in WC / GL premiums.

Member of multiple Operational Leadership Teams showing improvement in all phases of Safety & Health.

Established, implemented and co-chaired Corporate Safety Committee.

I researched and hired Axiom Consulting to assist with work related injury/illnesses’ case management.

I was a team member that researched and interviewed candidates for Medical Director role for the company.

Assistant DER (designated employer representative) for company’s drug and alcohol program.

I worked closely with HR Dept. on Worker’s Comp claims and return to work matters.

Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite.

Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. (Lafayette, LA) 1991 - 2001

NREMT-P (Paramedic)

The largest private ambulance service in the United States serving a population of over 3.4 M residents with operations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico

Provided emergency medical and trauma care while advancing thru all three levels of EMT for 15 years

Served as a State of Louisiana preceptor for all levels of EMT courses and refresher courses

As a paramedic, I was assigned to inland and offshore drilling and production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico responsible for various safety, medical and administrative duties

Conducted first responder training, coordinated helicopter transportation needs, ensured safe helicopter deck activities and safe refueling

Conducted equipment/facility safety checks to assure compliance with BSEE, USCG, Owner/Operator and other regulatory agencies

Adopted and enforced Platform’s Owner/Operators’ HSE MS’s expectation

Conducted site specific orientations

I conducted weekly safety meetings and drills on rig / platform. The drills included: a) emergencies such as illness and injury, b) fire, and c) abandon platform drills

Administratively, I was responsible for production reports, waste reports, person on board report, flare report, water discharge, medical supply inventory, flight manifest, cargo manifest for air and marine transportation, ordering of office, galley, medical, PPE, operational supplies for the respective field

Gemoco (Houma, LA) 1979 – 1991

Gemoco is a large manufacturing facility supporting Oil and Gas industry. (Currently a Division of Weatherford)

Machinist (manufactured and re-manufactured natural gas compressor components as well as parts for slow speed drivers)

Control valve technician

Shop Supervisor

Site Safety Representative for facility

Field machinist

Miscellaneous Work History: 1979 – 2001

While on break /days off from my regular employment and/or school I worked for a family owned residential construction company building houses. My tasks included but not limited to:

Forming foundations



Interior and exterior finishing work

Blacking in the frame

Custom cabinetry

I also worked on family’s sugar cane farm while growing up. I operated and maintained industrial equipment such as:








SPAN International

ASP certification workshop

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

Associate Degree – Life Science STATS (Safety Technology)

Associate Degree – Life Science PSAS (Petroleum Technology)

Acadian Ambulance Services, Inc., Lafayette, LA

In-House paramedic training

Terrebonne Parish Vocational Trade School, Houma, LA

Blue Print and Advanced Blue Print reading

Machine Shop / Machinist

H.L. Bourgeois High School, Gray, LA

Graduated 1979


Board Certified Safety Professional (BCSP):

ASP - Associate Safety Professional (ASP-24303)

SMS - Safety Management Specialist (SMS-627)

STS – Safety Trained Supervisor (STS-16647)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

OSHA – 30 Hour Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA # 900161530)


ASSE Gulf Coast Chapter

STEPS Houston Chapter

Mentor/Volunteer First Tee Greater Houston Golf Association

Volunteer with local high school (Ridge Point High School) and middle school (Baines Middle School) band programs

Member and volunteer at the Harvest United Methodist Church in Sienna Plantation

Occupational and Personal Accomplishments:

Assisted Company in lowering its TRIR from a high of 2.18 to a TRIR of 0.36 for 2014.

Lead Company’s SMS to achieve 3 years without any recordable injuries - 2015, 2016, and 2017 - (TRIR = 0). This allowed the company to experience lowered TRIR and EMR resulting in continuous/repeat work with prime customers and reduction in WC / GL premiums.

Successfully applied and was granted three consecutive training grants from the state of Louisiana and assisted with applying and awarded one training grant from the state of Texas. Over 650 employees received Safety & Health and Technical training provided by these grants.

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

President’s List

Dean’s List

Acadian Ambulance Services, Inc., Lafayette, LA

Meritorious Award

Paramedic of The Year - offshore division

Paramedic of The Year Nomination – company

Valerus Compression Services, LP, Houston, TX

Exceptional Recognition Award


Monica Brown – HR Manager – Axip Energy Services, Inc.


Rob Leger – Director, Safety, Health & Environmental - Arkos Field Solutions


Greg Newman – Environmental Manager - NRG


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