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September 16, 2002

The Honorable John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
OSHA Docket Office
Docket No. S-030
Room N-2625
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20210

VIA FAX: 202/693-1648

RE: Docket No. S-030
ASSE Nomination for Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee

Dear Assistant Secretary Henshaw:

Enclosed please find materials offered by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) request for nominations to the Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (C-DAC).

ASSE is submitting the name of Everett A. Beaujon, CSP, CHMM, who, as the attached biographical information indicates, has a lifetime of excellent safety experience in construction and maintenance. Mr. Beaujon is well known in the safety community for his expertise in cranes and derricks and for his overall professionalism and integrity, qualities that will serve to represent the interests of the public and the safety profession on C-DAC.

ASSE, with over 30,000 members, is the oldest and largest professional safety association. The Society has been committed to the workplace protection of people, property and the environment since 1911. This commitment includes helping ensure that the decisions made by federal safety agencies like OSHA involve the wealth of expertise and experience readily available from leaders in the safety profession. Mr. Beaujon is such an individual. A review of his credentials will demonstrate why he warrants consideration for C-DAC membership.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If we may be of any further assistance in facilitating a meeting with Mr. Beaujon or providing additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the society.


Mark D. Hansen, PE, CSP

Everett A. Beaujon
14119 Jade Meadow Court
Houston, Texas 77062
SSN: 289-34-2202
Date of Birth: September 6, 1937
(281) 480-9823 home
(713) 641-3400 work
(713) 640-8487 fax

Everett A. Beaujon is presently Director, Health, Safety and Environmental for Austin Industrial, Inc., in Houston, Texas. Austin Industrial is a Maintenance and Construction Contractor, SIC 1620, that provides a variety of construction services for the Petrochemical, Refining, Power Generation and Manufacturing industries in the Southern and Southeastern United States. Everett has held various safety and health positions with Austin Industrial during his 18 years with the company.

Everett received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1963. He is a Certified Safety Professional, #7253, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, #4110. Everett is also a Texas Worker's Compensation Commission "Approved Professional Source", TWCC #0385.

Everett has a broad background experience in developing and directing the implementation of policies and programs for his company to meet and/or exceed the requirements of OSHA, EPA and State regulations. As an essential part of his job, Everett keeps abreast of current developments in the regulatory arena. Everett is also an active member of various professional organizations and trade associations. Some of these organizations are; the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. Everett is an active member of the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) - Safety Resource Committee and the Houston Area Contractors Safety Council - OSHA Regulatory Committee. In fact, Everett was one of the founding committee members of the Council. Everett is also an active member of the National Safety and Health Committee of the National Center for Construction Education and Research in Gainesville, Florida, and the National Safety Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Everett is his company's designated representative for the Voluntary Protection Program Participation Association.

In addition to interpreting regulations, developing policies and programs, Everett prepares related regulatory training programs for his company. Everett also directs and participates in the training of the company designated competent trainers. As a member of the various organizations and trade associations, Everett has prepared and conducted safety and health workshops/seminars for the benefit and training of the members. Everett had an article published in the "Professional Safety" issue of August, 1990, "A Project Safety Execution Plan".

Early 1992, Everett assisted and coordinated Austin's initiative to apply for an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Demonstration Site for one of it's Projects. Presently, Austin has two (2) VPP STAR Sites. Everett maintains close contact with the OSHA VPP Regional Manager and the Regional OSHA Offices and designated OSHA Administrators.

Everett completed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Safety and Health Program Assessment Training on April 29, 1999. The training was conducted by Ms. Leigh Sherrill - OSHA VPP Corporate Coordinator. This training is a basic requirement for all approved and certified Special Government Employees. Everett assists OSHA with review of VPP sites for re-certification or new approvals.

Everett participated as a member of the OSHA Stakeholder Meetings in 1998 on the proposed Ergonomic (MSD) Rulemaking meetings.

Everett developed and implemented Austin Industrial's "Safe Crane Operations" training program and the Manual for all Crane Operators. Everett also developed and implemented Austin's policy procedures on Operations and Maintenance of Cranes as well as the procedures for Safe Rigging. Presently Everett is a member of Austin Industries Corporate Safety Committee that is reviewing Corporate Policies and Practices on Crane Operations and Maintenance.

Everett is aware of his nomination for appointment to the OSHA National Advisory Committee Cranes and Derricks and is willing to serve and is able to attend meetings. Everett is free of any apparent conflicts of interest.

Attached is the resume of Everett A. Beaujon and copies of support documentation.

Mr. Ray Skinner
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Houston South Office
(713) 286-0583
(713) 286-6352 fax

Ms. Cathy Oliver
Voluntary Protection Programs
U S Department of Labor/OSHA
Washington, D.C.

Davis Layne
Deputy Assistant Secretary

John B. Miles
Regional Administrator
Region VI
Dallas, Texas

Paula O. White
U. S. Department of Labor
Directorate of Federal - State Operations (OSHA)
Room: N3700
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20210
(202) 693-2200

June Brothers, CSP
Vice President
Georgia Pacific Corporation
Atlanta, GA

Paul M. Villane, CSP, OHST
Executive Director
Falls Church, VA

William V. Klingbeil
Region VI VPP Manager
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
525 Griffin Street, Room 602
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 767-4736 ext. 242
(214) 767-4760 fax



Everett A. Beaujon is the Director Safety and Health for Austin Industrial, Inc., in Houston, Texas. Austin Industrial, Inc., is a Maintenance and Construction Contractor that provides a variety of services for the Petrochemical, Refining, Power Generation and Manufacturing industries in the Southern and Southeastern United States. Everett has held various safety and health positions with Austin Industrial during his 14 years with the company.

Everett received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Everett is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Prior to joining Austin Industrial, Everett was the Safety and Hygiene Administrator for a large complex refinery overseas where he was employed for 19 years.

Everett A. Beaujon


Petrochemical Processing Operations, Maintenance & Construction

Hands-on supervisory experience at several levels in petrochemical processing operations, maintenance and construction and related staff functions, plus working relationships with upper management, other operations divisions and government officials at various levels. Strong management, other operations divisions and government officials at various levels. Strong history of training and new processes unit start-ups and experienced departmental reorganization. Seasoned as manager and administrator in all areas of safety, industrial hygiene, personal health, and accident prevention and providing direction in planning, organizing, controlling and administering the company's overall safety and health management control process, programs and policies. Extensive experience in interaction with OSHA officials at the area and regional levels, broad experience with OSHA inspections and the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).


1955 - 1957
Ohio Mechanics Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio - Mechanical Engineer/Associate of Science
1958 - 1963 University of Cincinnati, Ohio - Mechanical Engineer/5 year curriculum/Coop


Professional Development - Certified Safety Professional #7253
OSHA Construction Inspection - Certified
DuPont Process Safety Excellence
Texas Field Safety Representative Certification #02104
Excavation Competent Person
University of Texas - Training Methods and Technologies
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager #4110
Asbestos Supervisors Course
University of Texas OSHA-HESHAP Regulatory Compliance 10/94
RCRA Compliance-Engineering Review 4/94


1968      Kepner-Tregoe-Genco, Management of Change
1972      Critical Path Method/Sensitivity Howard
1972      Process Economics Course
1974      EIA Laboratory Seminar
1975      Human Resources in Management
1978      Oral Presentation
1979      NIOSH Course 550-Industrial Hygiene
1984      Interaction Management
1985      New Age Thinking


Austin Industrial, Inc.

1987 to

Director Safety and Health
Direct the overall safety, health and environmental management control system's policies, procedures, programs and practices for the company. This includes all the necessary industrial hygiene programs in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Develop and oversee the company's OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) at various project demonstration sites. Revise and update present policies and develop new ones in compliance with new or revised regulations, i.e., OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc.

Review and update safety, health and environmental protection training programs. Survey and assess training needs and develop training programs to meet requirements.

1985 to 1987

Manager Safety and Health
Responsible for providing, developing, implementing and maintaining the company's overall safety and health management control system. Develop and administer various safety policies and programs. Develop and implement safety-training programs for all levels of management and hourly employees.

Austin Power - P & I Division

1984 - 1985

Safety and Training Supervisor
Advisor to P & I Division Management in the area of safety and health. Develop and coordinate implementation of the overall safety and health management control system with the related policies, programs and procedures. Serve as liaison between worker's compensation carrier, claims adjustment service and contract management in connection with worker's compensation accident claims. Administer P & I Division safety prescription glass program. Coordinate and control purchase of all safety supplies. Assist management in other related areas with contract reviews, pre-bid site evaluations, audits, inspections, administration and OSHA inspections.

1983 to 1984

Safety Coordinator assigned to Arco, Lyondell Project
Advisor/Consultant to contract supervision in the area of safety and health. Develop and administer Safety and Health program to maintain safety awareness and accident/incident prevention and control. Implemented a safety and health execution program for a major turnaround/re-commissioning (6 weeks) of the Olefins Unit OP-1. Prepared and oversaw similar SEP for OP-2 turnaround.

Mundy Industrial Maintenance

1981 to 1983

Safety Coordinator
Advisor/Consultant to contract management in the area of safety and health. Develop and administer various safety programs to maintain proper level of employee training in the area of safety awareness and accident prevention and control. Develop and conduct training programs to maintain safety skills and prevent accidents especially during major turnarounds.

Lago Oil and Transport Company - Exxon, Aruba, N.A.

1978 to 1981

Industrial Safety and Hygiene Administrator
Directed and administered the company's overall safety and hygiene function. Developed and coordinated the production of two self instructional audio tape safety and industrial hygiene training programs for use by employees. Caused management to recognize that safety is a line responsibility. Developed and organized the company's industrial hygiene function and the related policies, programs and procedures. Directed introduction of safety procedures for asbestos containing materials and the revisions to the benzene-monitoring program. Developed and implemented a completely new procedure for self-contained Breathing Apparatus.

1977 to 1978

Economics and Planning - Senior Engineering Associate

1975 to 1976

Marketing Manager
Directed a survey that indicated faulty meters at Ship Bunker and Fuel Oil terminals. Confirmed that meters were misrepresenting sales. Replacement immediately of all meters improved custody transfer and minimized give-a-ways. Aviation fuel sales forecasts led to a project to relocate and upgrade the terminal facilities. An economic study and proper liaison with government officials plus public relations coordination was important to obtain approval for the expansion. Ship bunkers contracts were renegotiated based on increased costs, volume variations and price changes and led to improve efficiency of all terminal operations.

1974 to 1975

Superintendent of Laboratories
Began revitalization of the labs with installation of a computer costing over $200,000 (1975 US Dollars). Short and long range modernization and integration plans were implemented with training, replacement of outmoded equipment, installation of automated equipment, relocation of labs for more efficient operations and upgrade of old buildings and facilities. Introduced a program of opportunity for upgrade of personnel to break down long-time resistance to change.

1972 to 1974

Manager, Process Training and Development
Developed detailed descriptive packages for all position levels within each of the four operating divisions: training, job responsibility, area manning concept, organization structure and supervisory requirements. Developed incentives and motivators to circumvent union major objections on revised job descriptions. Updated and developed operating manuals to accompany each described employee's function and coordinated description between the divisions.

1967 to 1971      Safety and Health Advisor Section Head

1963 to 1967      Mechanical Department Supervision and Training

1958 to 1962      American Tool Works, Cincinnati, Ohio - Coop


Date of Birth: September 6, 1937
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Marital Status: Married
Fluent in three languages besides English: Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento

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