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Manager Safety

Houston, Texas, 77070, United States
April 21, 2017

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***** **** *** **, *******, TEXAS 77070

(832) ***-****

Accomplished professional with advanced EHS experience in chemical and E&P industries.

Strategic leader with a proven track record of building effective cross-functional EHS-driven initiatives.

Proficient problem-solver and interpersonal communicator with the ability to facilitate positive interaction between all departments of an organization.


Albemarle Corporation

for Trispyrian/Trinity Consultants

Pasadena, TX

August 2015 to April 2017

Environmental Contractor

Midstates Petroleum Company LLC

Tulsa, OK and Houston, TX

September 2013 to March 2015

Sr. Environmental & Safety Specialist

REW Group, LLC

Houston, TX

December 2012 to September 2013

Sr. EHS Project Manager

Milagro Exploration, LLC

Houston, TX

November 2007 to October 2012

HSE Specialist

The Law Offices of James A. West, P.C.

Houston, TX

June 1999 to November 2007

Office Manager & Legal Associate

Interpreted environmental and safety regulations, aligned them with company standards, and provided subject matter guidance for corporate, engineering, research, operations, and production personnel in various plant units, production areas, and laboratories.

Developed and managed EHS compliance initiatives in accordance with regulatory mandates.

Developed mechanism via SAP Front End platform for hazard analysis, inspection, and maintenance of production areas, operational processes, and associated equipment or areas as specified in job safety permits, emergency response, and pollution prevention plans.

Monitored facilities and processes for adherence to OSHA guidelines by overseeing inspections, recommending corrective measures and preparing for OSHA safety audits and investigations.

Designed and delivered safety and environmental training programs in accordance with new and established policies, including but not limited to emergency and incident planning and response, air compliance, stormwater and wastewater management, spill prevention and discharge briefings, AVO inspection program, MSS requirements and program compliance, RCRA and IHW management, TSCA requirements and new chemical procedures, laboratory and pilot plant chemical assessments, SDS creation, PPE use and proper storage.

Development and implementation of employee/contractor safety programs using behavioral based safety initiatives emphasizing a “bottom up” approach for analyzing personnel work behaviors.

Conducted incident investigations and reviews; coordinated preparation of relevant analyses and documentation to assist in correctly and measurably identifying root causes.

Compiled and maintained safety statistics, analyzed incident data for trends and opportunities for correcting behaviors and processes internally, and prepared advisory or alert communications.

Established Safety Advocate program with personnel from all operational units to provide risk assessment and mitigation surveys of various large scale projects. Re-established Central Safety Committee for cross- department review and revisions of site safety and health policies.

Responsible for all aspects of OSHA compliance including management, documentation, training, underwriting, and claims processing, OSHA accident investigations and audits

Implemented comprehensive incident response and management systems.

Conducted regulatory applicability review for the development of action and response plans.

Implemented NIMS management structure, established internal and external notification workflows, managed agency interaction processes, established reporting requirements, conducted various response drills, and lead quality assessments of the plans developed for SPCC, SWP3, FRP, EPA RMP, DOT PHMSA programs.

Participated in on-call responsibilities; managed emergency response vendors and accompanying mitigation, clean-up, and directed site remediation including soil and water sampling, waste removal and transport, waste profiling, bioremediation exercises, manifest handling, and training.

Assisted with PSM/HAZOP programs for elimination of accidental releases and hazards associated with highly hazardous chemicals and/or operation processes.

Performed Environmental and Process Hazard Analysis (EHA/PHA) to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.

Management of Change program development, implementation, and use. Participated in MOC improvement initiative team as Environmental lead.

Participated in various risk management program initiatives including design and use of equipment and/or processes to reduce potential for loss and exposure to risks.

Created policies for and managed numerous safety and environmental audits, inspections, submissions, notifications, filings, and other reporting requirements under applicable programs.

Interacted with agencies regarding both safety and environmental requirements. Managed inspections, audits, various sampling, testing, and emissions monitoring. Company liaison with regulatory agencies on issues of non-compliance, including penalty negotiation and compliance audits to identify issues and engage processes for resolution.

Initiated and managed various stormwater and wastewater drainage identification and mapping projects for response planning, outfall monitoring, BMP assessment, and water permitting activities.

Developed and managed RCRA Hazardous and Industrial Waste management system.

Established waste & chemical profile tracking database for multiple plant units to accurately classify and manage their waste generation, transport, disposal protocols and record retention across plant units.

Acquisition Project Lead: Due Diligence/PHASE I assessments and data compilation manager on potential mergers and acquisitions. Created “ESH Due Diligence/PHASE I-III Model” for assessment of environmental, regulatory, safety, and title defect analysis. Achieved cumulative write-down on various asset purchases.

Assisted Counsel in all facets of safety, incident, injury, title, landowner, and environmental legal matters. Negotiated and managed safety and environmental insurance claims with insurers. EDUCATION, MEMBERSHIPS, & SKILLS

Course study in English and Political Science, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, 1994-2000 Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC®); RCRA & DOT HAZMAT Certifications; HAZWOPER 40-Hour Certification; FEMA ICS Certification; OSHA Basic Plus; Method 9; National Association of Safety Professionals; National Association of Environmental Professionals; National Fire Protection Association SAP Front End; ISNetworld; TapRooT System; DBDOC Hyperview; PI ProcessBook; Lotus Notes; VisiumKMS; RegAction; DWG CAD TrueView, DuPont ELearning Suite; VIZIO, SharePoint, Access, Excel, Outlook, Project, Publisher, PowerPoint, Word; CARTE; Well-EZ; Google Earth; Tanks 4.09d; AMINECalc; E&P Tanks; AIRCalc; SANGEA GHG; CAMEO; Marplot; ProSim; RimBase; RodStar; Enertia; BOLO; NeoFirma; Production Explorer

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