Energy Corridor Section Meeting

Posted: Feb 09, 2018

  • Energy Corridor Section Meeting
    March 8, 2018
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

11:00am – 11:30am
11:30am – 11:50pm Safety review, introductions
11:50pm – 12:15pm Old & new business (previous minutes are posted to ECS web page)
12:15pm – 1:00pm Technical Topic


“Making Effective Presentations” – R McCain

Rod McCain has been a Safety Professional since 1996 when he received his OHST Certification. He has been a Project Safety Manager since 1996 and has been involved with many large projects, including the Chicago Project (13 Natural Gas Compressor Stations),  ExxonMobil  Co-Gen Project, ExxonMobil North American Growth, Chevron Jack and St. Malo, just to name a few.

Rod has been a member of ASSE since 1998 and helped found the Energy Corridor Section of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the ASSE where he served as Section Chair. For his work with ASSE, Rod was named ASSE Safety Professional of the Year (SPY).

Rod currently works for WOOD. as a Project Safety Manager.  He is the President of the Wood Group Innovators Toastmaster’s Club and had been involved with Toastmasters for over 25 years.  He has been married for 32 years to his wonderful wife Kathy and has three grown children.


 “Fitness for Duty and Human Error: Breaking the Link“ – N Ritchie

Norman Ritchie has worked in oil and gas for over 30 years. Educated as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, he has gained broad expertise through engineering and management positions in exploration, production and capital projects. Ritchie’s experience covers the full hydrocarbon development life cycle from conceptual design to decommissioning.

Since 1997, Ritchie has consulted in project management and enterprise risk management. As a Director of vPSI group, LLC, which he co-founded in 2003, Ritchie provides consulting and training in performance measurement and improvement, principally in the areas of risk, loss prevention, safety, problem solving and human factors.

Ritchie holds a broad US patent for online JSA Systems and currently serves as Program Chair for the Energy Corridor Section of the ASSE’s Gulf Coast Chapter.


Parking A limited number of designated visitor parking spaces are located in a surface lot on the north side of the building. Alternatively, please utilize the parking garage directly south of the office building. You may enter the garage from eastbound on Park Row or northbound on Innovation Park Drive (formerly named Chronicle Drive). The gate arms will open automatically as your vehicle approaches. Please adhere to posted traffic signage inside the garage and 7 MPH speed limit. All garage levels and marked spaces are available for visitor use.

Lunch Wood Group has an onsite cafeteria and coffee shop available for all meeting attendees to purchase their own lunch. The Connections Café features hot meals daily, soups & salads, a grill, deli items, pizza, desserts, beverages, and Grab & Go items. The Perk coffee shop offers Starbucks drinks, yogurt, smoothies, and Grab & Go food items. The cafeteria and coffee shop are both located on the ground floor of the Stallion building. *Please note, only credit & debit cards are accepted.*

Please contact David Drake, Membership Chair, with questions:



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