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Brian Townsend

Safety/Environmental Specialist

btownsend@jsheld.com

504-561-6563 (Work)

365 Canal Street, Suite 2760
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Biography

Brian C. Townsend., CET, CFSI, CFSC is a Certified Environmental Trainer, Certified Fire Service Instructor and Certified Fire and Smoke Consultant with experience in many areas of occupational health, safety, fire investigations, and environmental. He has acted as a safety officer and a safety auditor for various companies.

Brian has experience in conducting on-site regulatory compliance audits and behavior-based safety audits; developing operating procedures including: isolation procedures for confined space entry into tank farm product storage tanks, various emergency response procedures, as well as other safe work procedures; review of health and safety programs, specifically the review of policies and procedures covering topics such as, but not limited to: control of hazardous energy (LOTO), machine guarding, occupational noise, Hexavalent Chromium VI, heat exposure, permit required confined space entries, and numerous others topics; and hazard recognition for the purposes of issuing regular work permits, hot work permits, and confined space entry permits.

Brian has developed numerous site specific Health and Safety plans for hazardous material spills as well as for long term clean-up of hazardous materials. Brian also served as a firefighter during his more than 20 years in the fire service holding positions as firefighter, training officer, Lieutenant, Battalion Chief, Captain, Fire Investigator, and Fire Chief.