Ok guys, it’s time for me to get a new job. I need all the help I can get. HSE related, don’t care where it is as long as it’s close to good schools and the place is safe. If it’s rotational, I would like to stay close to a 28/28. I don’t want to be gone 9 months a year like my Africa job.
I’ve worked in the Middle East, U.S. and Africa. I have worked on many global projects.
I have my BS in Environmental Management (with a concentration in Occupational Safety) and I just got my MBA Organizational Leadership.
I have my OHST, CES and I’m a member of the Board of Certified of Safety Professionals. Also, I’m a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
I also have done numerous ISO, OSHA, PSM, SEMS audits. Technical writing, training and competency and built entire HSE Management Systems. I’ve done consulting with many of the larger oil and gas companies in the U.S.
Here are a few projects I’ve worked on: Transocean Global HSE Management System, Transocean North American (NAM) Corrective Actions post Deepwater Horizon Audit, Hess SEMS for Gulf of Mexico, ENI Asset Risk Registers & SEMS, Nalco-Champion Integrated HSE Management System (IMS), ExxonMobil Quality & HSE Plan, Noble LNG Technical College Training Program (Ruppin College)
I was going through one of my flash drives and found this webinar that I co-created and delivered back in 2014. Given the current climate for Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) I thought some people could use this today.
I don’t think this was the final copy, BV has that and I can’t find it on their website anywhere. So, I thought I would use mine and see if it can help explain to some of those new safety guys out there a bit more about SEMS and SEMS II.
It’s really quite simple, but so many make it hard when it doesn’t need to be. Here is the key to understanding the basics of SEMS and SEMS II.
You must have a written SEMS plan
It must be known by your employees (they need to know where to find it)
You will be audited (both in the field and in the office)
You will be held accountable against what YOUR plan states
It’s that easy. If you say you have a way of doing things, then do it. I’ve come across so many companies that have a written plan that state they do something this particular way, then they do it another way. That’s when the auditors will ding you. As your program grows, the auditors will hold you to a higher standard.
Go to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 30 part 250 and you will find what you MUST have as a minimum in your plan. Then, you can build from there. I’ve built a few SEMS plans for various companies, it isn’t hard, but does require thought and top management commitment, which is sometimes hard to come by with smaller companies.
Anyway, enjoy the presentation. If I can find my copy with my notes, I’ll include it. If you need any help with SEMS, let me know. I am SEMS lead-auditor trained and have been involved with this for many years.
In the 2nd year of the ITNHGE program in Equatorial Guinea, the students are in Advanced English, Math and Science. Almost every one of these kids (I say kids, but most are in their 20’s), had 0 English skills when they joined the program. The first year is a really intensive English program. I went into the Year 2 classroom the other day, and the students were giving group presentations in English and the topic was English. These kids were talking about participle’s, past tense, future tense, all things I have not thought of in many years. What’s more amazing, when the teacher asked which group volunteered to be first, half of the groups raised their hand immediately. I was quite impressed. They even worked on their transitions between members of the groups. It is an interesting dynamic, we have teachers and other employees from all over the world (Australia, Ireland, US, UK, Philippines, Eastern Europe and Nationals). All these people have different cultural norms, ways they communicate and ways they interpret. In the beginning it helps to have a bit of cultural training that way the lines of communication won’t become a jumbled mess. With the ITNHGE program, I think we got it right. But that is because we have students that want to be here and want to learn and teachers that feel the same. Here are some pics of the day!