Safety Management
Meet the Safety Management Team

Joe Porcaro
CBC Safety Director & Lead Safety Specialist

Joe Porcaro has 30 years experience in Safety. He is a licensed EMT and a licensed CPR instructor. He began working as CBC's Safety Director in April 2013 and oversees the safety orientation, environmental orientation, and drug testing of all new personnel. In addition, he is in charge of the ordering of hard hats, safety glasses, safety vests, FRs, hi-vis t-shirts and work gloves. He is the first emergency contact in case of any injury and/or incident on the job. He oversees CBC's two other safety specialists in the enforcement of CBC's safety policies in the field.

Joe holds the following certifications from various institutions:
  • Two-year degree in Business Supervision and Management
  • Fire Protection Training, Confined Space, and Fall Protection Training Certificate
  • Hazardous Waste Handling 40CRF 262.34 and 49CRF 172.704
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 49CRF 172.704
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR 1.5.22
  • Hazard Communication and First Responder Awareness Certificate
  • CPR Instructor Certification

In addition to his certifications, Joe has taken many OSHA Academy Certificate Classes, including (but not limited to) Intro to Occupational Safety and Health;Intro to Safety Management;Effective Safety Committee Operations;Effective Accident Investigation;Intro to OSHA Training;Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis;OSHA 300 Record Keeping;Personal Protective Equipment;Energy Control Program (LOTO);Confined Space Program;Fall Protection;Fire Prevention Plans; and Bloodborne Pathogens.

Michael Williams

Safety Specialist - Pipeline

Michael Williams has over nine years of experience in Safety. Along with being certified in CPR, he has taken over 150 hours of Safety training and OSHA courses.

As Pipeline Safety Specialist, his responsibilities include traveling from pipeline to pipeline, making sure that CBC's safety directives and the specifications of CBC's clients are being followed. In order to do this, he maintains close communications with external safety inspectors and CBC's foremen.

Michael Porter
Safety Specialist - Plants/Facilities

Michael Porter has over five years of experience in Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry. Prior to joining CBC in Ohio, he worked in both Texas and Oklahoma. In addition to being CPR certified, Porter has taken over 160 hours of Oil and Gas Safety training and OSHA classes.

As Plant/Facilities Safety Specialist, Porter oversees CBC's operations in the plant. This includes working with numerous contractors and their safety personnel--communicating to avoid hazardous working conditions that are a greater risk in close quarters. To accomplish this, he attends weekly meetings with CBC's clients, to ensure that all safety precautions are adequately in place for all contractors involved. In addition, Porter meets every morning to review JSAs and potential job hazards to CBC's crews and foremen.

Managing Safety

Making sure employees are following proper safety protocol in all areas of work is CBC's priority. CBC employs three full-time safety specialists to ensure that proper trenching and bell hole excavation; lowering-in of pipe sections; and loading and/or unloading pipe using straps and safety latches take place every day. They strive to ensure that every course of action is completed as safely as possible.

"Good communication. There's lots of that--which is really nice--especially with the foremen."
Michael Porter, CBC Plant/Facilities Safety Specialist



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