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Manager Safety

Houston, Texas, United States
October 20, 2016

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Michael McFarland, CSP

***** *. ***** ***** **., Cypress, TX



Searching for an HSE Managers position with a company providing opportunity to advance in an environment of growth and excellence. My career objective is to be the kind of leader that encourages and drives people to strive for excellence and gives them the confidence in a job well done. With my extensive experience in Safety and Environmental Response, there are few as qualified for the HSE Manager. I am dedicated to serving and protecting my company, my community and those with whom I work. Open to travel as needed.


The core of any good leader is ‘knowing’ how to get the best out of people. It requires a passion for people, diplomacy and skill for knowing the best way to work with differing personalities. A good leader instills confidence and helps people discover their ability for independent thinking.

I have ensured execution of all State, Federal and company compliance issues from TRRC, TCEQ, OSHA to EPA.

I was tasked with developing a safety curriculum to manage between multiple sites

Developed a Hazard Assessment metric for contractors having to wear FRC

Met with Government Agencies and contractors to discuss and mitigate safety issues

Attended various conferences (OSHA, EPA, STEPs, NSC) to bring back information to our team


Certified Safety Professional

Incident Investigations

Incident Command

Operations Section Chief

Planning Section Chief

Safety Sector Officer

HSE Manager


Emergency Response

Onshore/ Offshore Rigs

OSHA Inspections

Continuous Improvement

Six Sigma


Drug testing/ DISA

ISO 9001, 14001

Root Cause Analysis

Coach & Mentor

HSE Policies & Procedures

HSE Audits

Deming TQM

CFR 1910 & 1926

Regulatory Planning & Compliance

Behavior Based Safety

Team Builder

Attention to Detail

First Aid / CPR

Written/Oral Communications


Sr. HSE Representative Sept. ‘11 – March ‘16

Anadarko Petroleum, Midland, TX

Responsible for HSE on drilling rigs and Incident Investigations in the West Texas division

Responsible for 2 Contract Safety personnel, 14 company men, and 32 contractors to facilitate and mitigate safety issues and support MOC’s

Improved cost efficiencies by 32% with contractors, vetted them with our safety program and held them accountable to our standards of operations

Managed 4 OSHA visits with no citations issued to Anadarko

Wrote and Implemented H2S Contingency plans

Oversaw the collection of samples taken and to evaluate levels of TPH, Chlorides and BTEX as per landowners and TRRC

Implemented, executed and oversaw the APC Safety & Health programs

Traveled to perform Safety and Environmental Audits to ensure Anadarko Policies and Procedures in various regions

Assisted Operations teams in planning and presentations in contractor trainings

Weekly collecting, analyzing, tracking and reporting of HSE performance data

HSE Tech (Contract) June 2011 – Sept. 2011

Chevron Offshore, Houston/ Offshore

Oversaw HSE activities on a Deep Water Drillship

Developed and Oversaw Chevron’s Safety Management System

E&S Reporting, Subpart O recording, NPDES, SEMS

Oversaw and conducted H&S (CHSM) audits

IMPACT recording (Accident and Investigations)

Project HSE Coordinator- EF Energy Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2011

Halliburton Project Management, South Texas

Oversaw Contractor Safety Management program

Supervised drilling rig daily operations, Safety and Regulatory & Environmental issues

Worked onsite in the Eagle Ford Shale operations

Accident and Incident Investigations and Claims Management

Ensured compliance with Drug and Alcohol regulatory requirements

Attended daily JSA meetings, used IADC Safety alerts, interventions in JSA’s

Safety Consultant Sept. 2009 - Feb. 2010

Marathon Offshore, Houston / Gulf of Mexico

Responsible for safety on a deep water Semi-Submersible drill rig in the Gulf of Mexico

Oversaw MMS/ USCG/ OSHA regulations

Obtained the TWIC Card

Communicated with crew about safe behavior as a permanent lifestyle

Incident Reporting and Accident Investigations

JSA meetings, interventions and modifications of JSA’s if necessary

Responsible for LOTO, Fall Protection, and various personnel safety procedures

HSE Advisor Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2009

Grey Wolf Drilling/ Precision Drilling, Dallas / Barnett Shale

Responsible, in part, for 23 drilling rigs from Dallas/Fort Worth to Williston, North Dakota

Worked the Haynesville, Barnett, and Bakken Shales

Audited and Inspected rigs, grounds, and living quarters

Audited company records/files for OSHA mandatory training programs

Safety Manager May 2006 - March 2008

Jacobs Engineering, Conroe, TX

Supervised Safety Technician

Conducted Safety Evaluation Audits

Took their observation cards and made them better. Their Sr. Operations Engineer gave a presentation using my changes at their office in Scotland

IH monitoring- PEL’s, TLV’s, STEL’s and Noise

Constructed spreadsheets which tracked incidents, plus observations and their correlation

Member of a team to reconstruct client’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP)

Performance Enhancement and Stimulation on a Frac Crew Aug. 2004- May 2005

Halliburton Energy Company, Rock Springs, WY

Managed the Quality Control mobile laboratory and its delivery to remote sites in SW Wyoming

Measured and Controlled frac proppant, frac fluid, temperatures/ viscosity

Moved quickly to managing the mobile lab

Station Captain 1981 - 2003

Houston Fire Department, Houston, TX

Supervised and directed firefighter activities, safety functions and unit awareness in Incident Command (IC) situations. Master Firefighter Certification

In Command of 11 or more firefighters on emergency scenes

Field Training Officer (FTO)- responsible for all aspects of training including classroom, hands-on and field

Public Relations- conducted safety inspections and safety surveys

Developed assessment plans for Loss Prevention and Risk Control

Received several Letters of Commendation and Unit Valor Awards

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with (Semi-Automatic Defibrillation)

Mentored new firefighters in Fire Department etiquette

Received several citations from the mayor and Unit valor and Valor medals


Education & Training:

BA in Management with an emphasis in Finance, Texas A&M University, 1999

OSHA 511, 501, OSHA 30 hr., HAZWOPER 40 hr.

Professional Certifications & Achievements


Passed ASP and CSP on the first sitting

Received several citations from the mayor of Houston and the Houston Fire Department, plus one Medal of Valor medal and Unit Medal of Valor from HFD

Professional Organizations:

STEPS of Houston and Midland, NFPA, BCSP, NSC, ASSE

Additional Skills and Interest:

MS Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Outlook) and MS Project, Lotus Notes

Apple/ MacBook Pro- (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Safari)

Analytical, Interpersonal, Influential and Organizational skills

Last books read- Flawless Execution, Good to Great and Leadership Lessons of the Navy Seals

Activities- Hunting, Fishing, Bowling and repairing old houses


Available upon request.

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