VICE PRESIDENT – REGION III
(George) Alan Brown, CSP, CPEA
TOTAL Port Arthur Refinery
Port Arthur, Texas
(George) Alan Brown, CSP, CPEA, is a competent, safety professional in both academic and practical areas of Safety, Health, Industrial Hygiene and training. His supervisory skills are within the Fire, Safety and Health Departments both represented and non-represented. He is knowledgeable of States Workers’ Compensation laws with self-insured claims and reserves of over $2.5 million. He has daily involvement with OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations. His refinery experience includes plant wide Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene responsibilities for the 270,000 barrel per day facility.
He is responsible for contractor safety and orientation management. He has plant wide responsibilities for Industrial Hygiene monitoring, PPE and asbestos. He is a radiation Safety Officer for the refinery Texas Department of State Health Services nuclear license. He has specific duties for TSCA inventory reporting under Section 8c, Fire Brigade organization and training at Lamar University, HMIS implementation plant wide and incident investigation through SCAT and Tap Root.
Alan has been a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (since 1976), the Industrial Safety Training Council (Board Member & Vice President), American Industrial Hygiene Association, National Petroleum Refiners Association, and Golden Triangle Business Roundtable Safety Committee.
Alan has held many positions within ASSE since 1976. He was a Charter member of the Imperial Calcasieu Chapter and received his Sabine Neches SPY award in 2005. He has been president of the Sabine Neches Chapter and currently serves on the Executive committee.
ASSE has faced many challenges over the many years that the organization has been in existence. The current economic downturn has not dampened the spirits of those dedicated individuals working for a safer place to work, play or live. This is evidence in the excellent turnout that was received this year at the Society’s annual conference.
Region 3 has recently faced several difficult challenges regarding funding and attendance in the Chapter sponsored PDC’s. I am NOT in favor of asking for increased Chapter dues or donations from the Chapters to fund Region projects. The Region should be able to generate revenue to support its activities from the many volunteers and vendor companies that are present within our region.
I believe that the Regional Vice President should attend each Chapter in the Region at least once during the term of the office. The RVP should provide information to all the region’s members regarding funding issues and strive to pay down debt.If elected, I will listen to those members that have not been attending our meetings or conferences. I will try to make changes to address their concerns in order to bring them back to become productive volunteers to the Society.