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Safe-work SOP consulting - Chloroform (CHCl3) marine barge ops on the Ohio River. (Image ©2008, Destree Consulting, Inc.)
West Shore Pipe Line Company (CITGO Petroleum Corporation) - "Keith Destree and Destree Consulting, Inc. has been a part of the West Shore Pipeline family for at least 16 years. He is extremely thorough and reliable. With the many hats we have to wear in the industry, Keith has taken a lot of the pressure off of our safety demands. He also helps us with air monitoring, storage tank firefighting foam systems and testing, and many other safety requirements. His main responsibility is our safety meetings, which he conducts in a very thorough and professional manner. We have an outstanding safety record at West Shore Pipeline, with 22 years with no lost time accidents, and Keith has made a significant contribution to that record." - Homero Zamudio, Chief Pipeline Technician
Emergency Response Program Development and Administration - Ultra High Hazard Waste Remediator - Chicago, Illinois
Development, implementation and administration of the corporate emergency response program for an international ultra high hazard waste remediator located in the Chicago area. Design, equipment procurement, administration and lead training element for this corporation.
This corporation was one of a select group of remediators in North America specializing in ultra high hazard waste remediation. Specialists in explosives, extremely toxic, reactive and corrosive gases, low level radiological wastes, and reactive chemicals (pyrophoric, water-reactive, or light, friction & heat sensitive materials). One of only two laboratories in the country dedicated to the analysis of complete unknown gases in high and low pressure cylinders.
Clientele for this corporation included North American industry - chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food, cosmetics, research and development and petroleum; as well as extensive work in the arenas of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE)facilities, university R&D laboratories and NASA. The corporation was an emergency response contractor for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal at Rocky Flats (Denver), Colorado; and numerous DOE, DOD, University and Industrial facilities.
Butane Blending and Offloading - Nashville, Tennessee
On-site audit and safety analysis of butane product delivery tanker offloading in a petroleum terminal setting. The process is utilized for the improvement of RPV of gasoline ratings during seasonal, or regionally mandated, clean-air regulatory concerns. Analysis of on-site engineering controls, safe work procedures and personnel training requirements. Recommendations were adopted nationally at all similar facilities for this international petroleum corporation.
International Airport Aircraft Fuel Handling and Storage Operations - Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida
On-site safety, fire protection and environmental hazard analysis of the aircraft fuel storage and handling at the Miami International Airport in Dade County, Florida. Analysis of engineering controls, fire protection systems, storage tank firefighting systems, safe work procedures, personal respiratory protection, environmental emergency response, site security, fire department coordinated response, and personnel training requirements.
Process Safety Management (PSM) Analyisis - Marine Barge Offloading of Chloroform, Louisville, Kentucky
On-site audit and safety analysis of marine barge (Ohio River) product delivery offloading in a marine petroleum terminal setting. The product is utilized as an intermediate for the manufacture of CFCs. Analysis of on-site engineering controls, safe work procedures, personal protective equipment, personal respiratory protective equipment and personnel training requirements. Site-specific safe work procedures were developed and validated for this unique operation for this international petroleum corporation.
Hazardous Materials Response Team Development - DOD Facility, United States Army - Southeast, United States
Multi-year establishment and development of a Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) for the Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services at the nation’s largest military base east of the Mississippi River. Initial program and procedural development as well as on-going training operations.
Hazardous Materials Response Team Development - Chemical Distributor, Chicago, Illinois
Multi-year establishment and development of a Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) for the nation’s largest single site independent chemical distributor. Initial program and procedural development as well as on-going training operations. Destree Consulting, Inc. is on-call for plant emergency operations consulting at this facility.
College Course Delivery and Instruction - Hazardous Materials Emergency Response and Fire Brigade Emergency Operations - Salem, Oregon
Innovative program instructing public agency fire and police personnel as well as industrial hazardous materials emergency response teams and industrial fire brigades. Program delivery included all aspects of hazardous materials emergency response operations in an intense academy of 160 hours length at this college in Salem, Oregon. The State of Oregon adopted performance standards for hazardous materials emergency operations, which were developed at this program.
Petroleum Emergency Response Operations - Petroleum Corporation - Nationwide
Prime contractor for program development & delivery and train this corporation’s refinery, crude oil gathering system (wells and pipeline), crude oil terminal, marine (supertanker) crude oil and refined products offloading and loading operations, marine (ocean and inland barge shipping) crude oil and refined products offloading and loading operations, refined products (marine and inland) terminal operations, asphalt refinery, and transportation fleet personnel in a multi-faceted emergency response training program.
This multi-year program included petroleum emergency response, hazard communications, lockout-tagout, personal protective equipment, personal respiratory protective equipment, hazardous materials emergency response, incident command, emergency communications, bloodborne pathogens, fire fighting, industrial first responder first aid, CPR, hands-on fire extinguisher training, and crisis (media relations) communications training programs.
These programs were conducted on-site, or regionally, for this international petroleum corporation.
Hazardous Materials Response Team Development - Food Industry, Dubuque, Iowa
Multi-year establishment and development of a Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) for an international red meat products processor. Initial program and procedural development as well as on-going training operations. Anhydrous ammonia (NH3) and corrosives emergency response specialty training.
Hazardous Materials Response Team Development - Food Industry, Huntsville, Arkansas
Multi-year establishment and development of a Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) for an international turkey products processor. Initial program and procedural development as well as on-going training operations. Anhydrous ammonia (NH3) and corrosives emergency response specialty training.
Petroleum Light Products Terminals Tank Foam Fire Protection Systems Design Multi-Petroleum Company Complex - Chicago, Illinois
Multi-company terminaling complex design of fixed, semi-fixed and portable petroleum (light products) storage tank, tanker loading rack, ethanol storage, product pipeline fire protection systems. Foam discharge testing and certification onsite.
Video Media Script Review and Production Assistance - Safety Video Presentation - National Propane Gas Association
Assistance to video design and production company in development of, and on-site video shoots, for nationally distributed safety video for the National Propane Gas Association.
Interactive Computer Training and Video Media Script Review and Production Assistance - Safety Video Presentations - International Occupational Safety Video and Interactive Computer Training Programs Production Company - North American Operations
Assistance to design and production company in development of, and on-site video shoots, for nationally distributed occupational safety videos and interactive computer validation training programs for an international company.
Hazardous Materials Response Team Development - Chemical Manufacturer, Chicago, Illinois
Initial training, consulting and development of a Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) for this Chicago based chemical distiller and refinery. Initial program and procedural development as well as on-going training operations.
Emergency Preparedness and Process Hazard Analysis Consulting - Organic Chemical Manufacturer, Chicago, Illinois
Emergency preparedness consulting and procedures authoring. Consulting for emergency preparedness to releases of Sulfur Trioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Anhydrous Ammonia, Hydrogen Cyanide, Cresols, Corrosives, Cryogenics, Laboratory chemicals. OSHA compliance issues.
Development and production of Emergency Response Plan for the facility as well as Standard Operating Guidelines for Emergency Response Team operations. Training needs analysis, and emergency response equipment, PPE, PRPE and CPC needs analysis.
Initial training, consulting and development of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) for this Chicago based organic chemical manufacturer. Initial program and procedural development as well as on-going consulting and training operations.
Site Health and Safety Manager - Bio Remediation Environmental Restoration Site - Chemical Marine Terminal, Chicago, Illinois
Contract on-site Health and Safety Manager for Level-B operations at environmental restoration site contaminated with Vinyl Chloride, Methylene Chloride, Ethyl benzene, Perchloroethane, Tetrachloroethane and other chlorinated solvents for this Chicago, IL chemical marine terminal.
Destree Consulting, Inc. was contracted for onsite supervision of Level-B site activities, decontamination, data collection, and PPE, PRPE and CPC. Destree Consulting, Inc. was a sub-contractor to Project Manager.
Hazardous Materials Response Team Development - Food Industry, Carthage, Missouri
Multi-year establishment and development of a Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) for an international turkey products producer.
Initial program and procedural development as well as on-going training operations. Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3), Chlorine gas (Cl2) and corrosives emergncy response speciality training.
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue Training - Pigments Industry, Muskegon, Michigan
Training of on-site emergency response team (ERT) to perform permit required confined space rescue. Site specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Personal Respiratory Protective equipment (PRPE), Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC), Rescue and retrieval equipment requirements and use.
Video Media Script Review and Production Technical Assistance - Safety Video Presentation – Chemical Manufacturer’s Association “FLAMMABLE SOLIDS”
Assistance to script & video design and Production Company in technical script development with Emergency Technical Services Corporation for nationally distributed safety video for the Chemical Manufacturer’s Association.
Fire Department Emergency Response Training - Petroleum Pipeline Emergency Response Operations. Chicago Fire Department
On-site specialized emergency response training for Chicago Fire Department south-side District fire personnel. Petroleum pipleine emergency response operations, hazardous atmosphere monitoring, pipeline firefighting operations and related hazardous material emergency reposnse operations were presented.
Specialized training on foam firefighting operations, logistics, capabilities and limitations for flammable liquid emergencies was also presented. Destree Consulting, Inc. was contracted by the petroleum pipeline corporation traversing Chicago's heavy industrialized and populated south side.
Site Safety and Health Manager – High Hazard Remediation of Lithium, Sodium, Sodium/Potassium Alloy (NaK) Process Site – DOE National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
Contract on-site Safety and Health Manager for high hazard remediation and stabilization operations at environmental restoration site containing very large sources of Lithium; Lithium oxides and hydroxides; Sodium, Sodium oxides and hydroxides; and Sodium/Potassium Alloy (NaK).
Destree Consulting, Inc. was charged with supervision of site HASP (health and safety plan), flash suit protected Level-B site activities, decontamination, onsite combustible metals fire control, coordination with onsite fire service personnel, data collection, and PPE, PRPE & CPC. Destree Consulting, Inc. was a sub-contractor to project management. Site prep work included training of site personnel for combustible metals firefighting and hazard control.
Storage Tank Foam Fire Protection System Design and Acceptance Testing Consulting – Petroleum Pipeline Company – Chicago, Illinois area
Consulting on-site at this petroleum pipeline facility near O’Hare Airport for a petroleum storage tank foam fire system by Destree Consulting, Inc. System design and installation consulting by Destree Consulting, Inc. Conducting initial foam quality control testing, flow testing, piping hydrostatic testing and certification of finished foam samples onsite testing via refractometer and electrical conductivity meter testing.
Destree Consulting provided on-site consultation for foam system final acceptance testing. Provided Consultant’s Final Report documentation for petroleum pipeline company engineers and local Fire Department authorities to comply with AHJ and NFPA 11, 11B, 412 and 13 code requirements.
Site Safety Officer Consulting - Iowa. Inspection and Decontamination of a State University's Laboratory Fume Hoods Contaminated with Perchloric Acid Salts. Stabilization of 1,4 Dioxane containing heavy concentration of peroxide formation
Pre-project authoring of High Hazard Operations Health and Safety Plan (HASP). On-site Site Safety Officer and Health Officer (SSHO) consulting services for high hazard remediation project of fume hood contaminated with perchloric acid salts. Project included stabilization of time sensitve 1,4 Dioxane containing a heavy concentration of dangerous peroxides.
Site Safety Officer Consulting - DOD Facility, Ultra High Hazard Gas Cylinder Remediation - United States Air Force Base - Eastern United States
Pre-project authoring of High Hazard Operations Health and Safety Plan (HASP) for high hazard environmental remediation firm. On-site Site Safety Officer and Health Officer (SSHO) consulting services for high hazard remediation project of multiple aged gas cylinders. Gases remediated included Tetrafluorohydrazine, Hydrogen Fluoride and Hydrogen Bromide.
Project included use of USAF EOD robotic assets and High Pressure Controlled Release Apparatus (HPCRA) onsite neutralization of several of these highly hazardous gases. Site Safety and Health Officer served as liason to Base Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team backing up Site Remediation Team.
Provided training to Base Fire Department and USAF paramedical personnel for specialized first aid treatment of Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) and Hydrofluoric Acid exposure.
Site Safety Officer Consulting - Chicago, IL. Inspection, Characterization and Decontamination of a Private University's Research Laboratory Fume Hoods Contaminated with Perchloric Acid Salts.
Pre-project authoring of High Hazard Operations Health and Safety Plan (HASP). On-site Site Safety Officer and Health Officer (SSHO) consulting services for high hazard remediation project of fume hood contaminated with perchloric acid salts.
Air Monitoring Consulting Services at Crude Oil
Release Remediation Site.
Two month on-site consulting services for major oil pipeline company to deliver site & area and personnel air monitoring services to protect site remediation workers from potential Benzene (C6H6) vapor exposure.