Jerome E. Spear, CSP, CIH, FAIHA
Industrial Hygiene & Safety Expert
As the president and founding partner of Spear & Lancaster, LLC, I am dedicated to helping organizations increase profits via risk management and incident prevention techniques by offering expert safety, process safety, and industrial hygiene consulting.
I have over 33 years of experience helping organizations prevent injuries and illnesses, manage losses, and achieve regulatory compliance. I am both a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Previously, I held the positions of Technical Services Manager for XL Specialty Risk Consulting (a division of XL Specialty Insurance Company) and Corporate Industrial Hygiene Manager for Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., a worldwide steel fabricator and construction company. I am also regularly retained as an expert witness on asbestos, industrial hygiene, personal injury, and OSHA matters.
I have a BS in Industrial Engineering, with a specialty in systems safety engineering, from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Sam Houston State University. Additionally, I have previously served as an adjunct instructor for Texas A&M University, School of Rural Public Health.
In March of 2017, the AIHA Board of Directors approved my nomination as an American Industrial Hygiene Association Fellow. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the AIHA Nominating and Awards Committee, and the AIHA Board of Directors all agreed on this high recognition. Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the Fellow Award, which is given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.
EHS Management & Process Safety Expert
I have over 27 years of experience working to improve safety and EHS management, process safety, and incident prevention in a wide range of applications. In my previous experience, I was responsible for leading safety, process safety, and manufacturing production organizations in performance improvement initiatives across chemical, refining, major projects, commissioning/startups, and turnarounds. I have worked and lived in many locations inside and outside the United States, including domestic facilities and plants, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and North Africa driving organizational improvements.
During my time at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, I led several safety improvement and program implementation efforts, driving key success metrics throughout the global enterprise. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical Company; (previously known as Phillips Chemical Company) in 2001 I worked for Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., where I met Jerome Spear. After 25 years of friendship, I started working with Jerome at Spear & Lancaster, LLC, where we provide expert safety, process safety, and industrial hygiene (IH) services for companies to protect their people and improve profitability.
I have a BS in Occupational Safety & Health Management from Murray State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, I am a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and have had training in excavations, scaffolding, mobile cranes, and asbestos through training programs and institutions.
Shelley Brewer, CSP, DrPH
Health, Safety, & Environmental (HSE) Expert
I have over 30 years of HSE experience in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and construction industries.
DOT Compliance & Fleet Safety Expert
I provide professional consulting service for Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance, support, and regulatory information. In addition to my work with Marcum Enterprises, LLC, at Spear & Lancaster, LLC I offer consultations and expertise in DOT compliance and safety regulations.
I previously was the DOT Compliance Manager for United States Environmental Services (USES), which included managing 205 drivers and 600 units spread across 10 states. I also held the position of Corporate Safety Manager for a construction contracting firm and Chief Petty Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. I served for over 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard in various capacities, which included search and rescue and environmental response duties. Additionally, I conduct mock compliance reviews (DOT audits), insurance loss control surveys, and provide DOT-related training.
Douglas W. Smith, CSP
Cranes, Rigging, & Heavy Equipment Safety Expert
As a senior consultant for Spear & Lancaster, LLC, I provide consultations and expert witness services, specializing in cranes, rigging, and heavy equipment operations.
I have over 45 years of experience in the mobile crane, rigging, and heavy equipment field working in the oil and gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, and construction industries. I have previously held the position as Global Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Education and Training Director for Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. (CB&I) and was the subject matter expert for mobile cranes, derricks, rigging, overhead cranes, lift trucks, and aerial work platforms. I was also responsible for reviewing and approving critical lift plans in collaboration with CB&I’s Corporate Construction Technology Group.
I am a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B30 Safety Codes and Standards Main Committee. Additionally, I am a member and past chairman of both the ASME B30.6 Derricks and ASME B30.14 Sideboom Tractor committees. I also serve as a member of the B30.7 Winches committee and am a contributing member of the ASME B30.26 Rigging Hardware committee.
James “Mike” Randall, CSP
Cranes, Derricks, Rigging, & Aerial Work Platforms Safety Expert
I have over 35 years of experience in the Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) field, working in the oil and gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, modular fabrication, power, and construction industries. Previously, I held the position of Global HSE Training Manager for Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (CB&I) and was the subject matter expert for mobile cranes, derricks, rigging, overhead cranes, lift trucks, and aerial work platforms. I was also responsible for reviewing and approving construction manuals in collaboration with CB&I’s Corporate Construction Technology Group. In addition to my current work, at Spear & Lancaster, LLC I provide consultations and expertise for overhead and mobile cranes, derricks, aerial work platforms, and rigging.
I also performed quarterly assessments for CB&I at its fabrication and construction sites. My responsibilities included incident investigations and root cause analysis as well as the development of corrective action plans to prevent reoccurrence. Furthermore, I developed global HSE plans, procedures, and policies related to all CB&I business lines.
I am an alloy pipe welder by trade, and I have a BS in Industrial Technology with a focus in Safety from The University of Texas at Tyler. I am also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
I am a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Safety Codes and Standards Main Committee. I am also a member of both the ASME B30.18 Stacker Cranes and ASME B30.26 Rigging Hardware committees.
Plant Engineering & Maintenance Management Expert
As project manager at Spear & Lancaster, I provide expert consultations to clients using my experience while simultaneously managing high-value projects from specifications to installation and launch.
I have over 37 years of experience in plant engineering, maintenance management, planning, and supervision for manufacturing plants. Previously, I worked in several glass manufacturing plants where I managed large, cross-functional teams and facilitated maintenance plans, including the implementation of a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
I have a BSe in Civil Engineering and MS in Environmental Engineering and Health Physics from Texas A&M University. Additionally, I served in the U.S. Navy, where I stayed for 11years in the submarine service and completed the Navy Nuclear Power program. The technical knowledge I gained from the Navy Nuclear Power program continues to serve me today. I offer a unique combination of project management experience and technical know-how to assist in plant engineering and maintenance management efforts.