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Safety Officer

Calgary, AB, Canada
March 25, 2020

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E: * M: 403-***-**** * Calgary, AB.

I am an accomplished and dedicated safety professional with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills who enjoys working closely and collaboratively with project managers, inspectors and contractors to deliver the best quality onsite HSE support possible.

Utilizing my skills in behavior-based safety observations and feedback combined with my professional experiences, I actively engage the workforce as well as management and motivate towards improved risk assessment and mitigation thereby preventing incidents and loss during work execution.

I regularly conduct thorough and informative project kick off meetings, site specific orientations, daily pre-job/toolbox safety and operational planning meetings as well as being proficient in performing objective quality inspections, audits and incident investigations.

I have the ability and experience to adapt quickly and excel in fast paced dynamic environments. I have demonstrated proficiency,

strength of character and courage to execute Stop Work Authority when required to preserve the health and safety of personnel, the environment and corporate image as well as maintaining public perception ensuring project HSE goals are achieved.

Accomplished in contractor safety and emergency response / management activities my previous work experiences in industry have reinforced the importance of employee engagement, compliance monitoring and emergency preparedness. I am passionate regarding my work in safety and strive for excellence in all that I do particularly regarding risk / loss control management and mitigation.


Pengrowth Energy Corporation - Calgary, AB. Dec 2012 – Feb 2019

Drilling, Completions and Facility Construction (DC&FC) EH&S Advisor / Coordinator

Developed and prepared training materials, presentations, emergency response and project safety plans to educate & motivate corporate and contractor personnel through site specific orientations and on/off site safety (project kick-off) meetings. Completed site safety audits, inspections, behavioral observations and coaching as well as conducting Incident Investigations and corrective action plans. Supported the development of monthly HSE statistical reports to drive forward and continuously improve safety culture and performance. Liaised with operations production teams, DC&FC supervisors building strong relationships and ensuring safe execution of concurrent work activities through effective communications and a risk-based assessment / management of change (MOC) process.

Improved site supervisor development and competency processes prior to them representing Pengrowth in the field, through the creation, maintenance and instructional review of the Drilling & Completions Site Supervisor Training Manual.

Ensured safe work environments, continued cultural development and growth along with HSMS compliance of the site supervisors by creating the site supervisor evaluation form as a measurement tool and conducting supervisor evaluations and providing respectful coaching for continuous improvement.

Decreased reportable incident rates, regulatory non-compliance and actual severity of incidents by regularly conducting site visits, conducting observations and tactful feedback, inspections, contractor evaluations and liaising with all stakeholders to identify and correct noted deficiencies in a timely manner.

Husky Energy Inc - Calgary AB. - June 2011 – Oct 2012

Facility Construction & Pipeline Safety Advisor

Liaised with pipeline and facility construction stakeholders, ensured a safe work environment through compliance to provincial health & safety regulations and Husky Operational Integrity Management System (HOIMS). Organized / facilitated site-specific orientations, daily/weekly group safety and OHS committee meetings. Conducting site & equipment inspections, incident investigations and corrective action planning. Supported the creation of monthly HSE statistical reports and presentation by tracking and reporting on leading/lagging indicators and project man hours.

Achieved Zero reportable incidents for the Paradise Hills facility construction project

Talisman / Fortuna Energy – Calgary AB. - June 2008 – June 2010

Drilling and Completions Safety Coach

Working closely with the corporate H.S.E. department to develop and Implement a Behavior Based Safety (BBS) process with both Canada and the USA drilling and completions operations. Traveled extensively to liaise with D&C stakeholders onsite conducted introductory training sessions which included worker/crew video observations and feedback coaching. Facilitated the development of individual and team safety initiatives, monitored and evaluated contractor and individual safety performance initiatives. Other assignments included conducting incident investigations and site inspections, working collaboratively to reduce risk of incident occurrence and implement SMART corrective actions.

Increased workers knowledge of and participation in proactive safety activities by creating an electronic measurement and performance trending process to track their individual and team/crew performance.

Petro-Canada Oil & Gas - Calgary AB. - Nov 2005 – June 2008

Drilling and Completions (D&C) EH&S Coach

Networked and collaborated with all contractors relevant to western Canada D&C operations to learn a wide variety of Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) and Advanced Safety Audit (ASA) processes. Regularly traveled to field sites within Western Canada to introduce, train, implement and monitor contractor BBS & ASA process and participation. I liaised with corporate contractor management to educate and motivate them to develop and implement their own BBS observation and feedback processes.

This engagement lead to increased worker and contractor participation in safety initiatives, leading indicators as well as reduced numbers of chemical exposures and safety incidents.

Became a leader and champion of change in the safety industry, due to the wide acceptance and buy in of multiple companies giving invitations to present BBS & ASA process information to their management at offsite and spring meeting events.

Historical Employment History

2000 to 2005. Key Safety Services, Red Deer/Sylvan Lake AB. Senior H2S Safety Supervisor, Fire Fighter, Instructor.

Coordination and leadership of H2S and emergency response services for critical sour drilling and completions operations and sour gas plant turnarounds. Experienced in well control / blow out response and firefighting support services. H2S Alive and Confined Space Entry Instructor / trainer.

1999 to 2000. Lethbridge Community College. Lethbridge AB. Workplace Safety Program Instructor.

Safety program instructor teaching 14 safety courses to a very diverse range of students of all ages at the college campuses and the Standoff and Brocket Reservations.

1996 to 1999. NORTHSTAR ENERGY CORP, Turin Alberta. Oil & Gas Field Production Operator.

Production operation and maintenance of a major oil & gas battery & field including water flood & sour gas compression.

1995 to 1996. CASWAN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, Taber Alberta. Lead Process Operator.

Initial plant construction, commissioning and the operation and maintenance of a two-stage thermal desorption & hydrocarbon recovery system.

1992 to 1994. GULF CANADA RESOURCES Rimbey Gas Plant. Plant Process Operator.

Operation of LPG fractionation, Amine regeneration and Condensate stabilization systems as well as inlet compression and rail loading of LPG and molten sulfur tank cars.

1991 to 1992. CANADIAN TURBO SOTHERN ALBERTA REFINERY. Plant Process Operator.

Operation of a 30,000 bbl./day crude unit, LPG Merox Treating facilities, amine / glycol regeneration, and wastewater treatment systems within the oil refinery. Plant Fire & Emergency Response Team Member

Summer, 1991. CALGARY SCHOOL BOARD. Boiler Operations & Maintenance.

Auditing H.V.A.C. systems and identifying and recording required equipment and maintenance schedules.

1990 DRAGON ENERGY SERVICES / GULF CANADA Red Earth Alberta. Production Operator (Summer Student)

Operation and maintenance of 14 sour oil wells & battery.

1989 - 1990 SULWEST SULFUR RECOVERY / SUNCOR, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Sulfur Recovery wash plant Operator.

Operation and maintenance of an experimental sulfur recovery wash plant and smelter. Operation of Case W13 Loader & Cat 208 rubber-tired excavator.


Third year apprentice Painter, experienced with Vinyl, Spray and Hawk & Trowel applications.


National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) Training. Jan - March 2020

Albert Construction Safety Association. (ACSA)

Construction Safety Officer Training (CSO)

Alberta Construction Safety Association. (ACSA) 2000. Calgary, AB

Certificate – Chemical Process Operations and Fourth-Class Power Engineering.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. (SAIT) 1990 – 1991. Calgary, AB.

High School Diploma

Crescent Heights High School. 1986. Calgary, AB.



Successfully operated a Safety Contracting business with

a zero lost time incident and incident free driving record

Canadian Registered Safety Professional. CRSP

Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. (BCRSP) 2008.

Received an Award for Safety Excellence – Regarding Emergency Preparations and Response to a Sour Gas Well Blowout.

2003. Burlington Resources

All Required Safety Training Certifications are current and will be provided upon request

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