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Photo taken by Shelby Hodge, Houston Chronicle,  April 1975 of Dr. McCartney as and intern, exiting the company helicopter on Shell Oil Rig-Vermillion Field, 110 miles offshore LA.

Photo taken by Shelby Hodge, Houston Chronicle,  April 1975 of Dr. McCartney as and intern and Company Man on Shell Oil Rig-Vermillion Field, 110 miles offshore LA.

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For questions about any case: Contact Dr. McCartney by phone at: 302-300-0135 or by email at:

Primary area of Expertise:Safety Consulting, Loss Control, Safety Engineering and Industrial Hygiene.

Specialty Industry:Oil and Gas, Construction, Pipeline, General Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, Warehousing & Refineries.

Case Experience: Oil & gas wellsite accidents, Jones Act cases, Pipeline accidents, Falls, Ladder falls, Refinery accidents, Onshore drilling rig accidents, Offshore drilling rig accident-International accident case, OSHA violations and worker injury, Contest to OSHA citations, Workers Compensation, Arc Flash explosions, Refinery fires, Gas station flash fires, Electrical accidents, Asbestos exposures, Lead exposures, Building Code and Construction issues, Legionella, Manufacturing plant accidents, Flash Fires in production facilities, Worker Chemical Exposure. and Dose Reconstruction.

Qualifications: Dr. McCartney is a Certified Safety Professional, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor with 40 years of experience in both safety and health; in chemical manufacturing, product manufacturing, heavy equipment, construction, refineries, petrochemical industry, pipeline construction and pipeline regulatory, wellsite exploration (onshore and offshore) and oil and gas production. Dr. McCartney has worked in safety and health in the Marcellus Shale area for 10 years in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Dr. McCartney has held safety positions with two Fortune 300 companies and held a Safety Officer II with OSHA Consultation. Dr. McCartney has held the position of Adjunct Faculty with Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) at Texas A&M University.

Experience: Dr. McCartney has experience in construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, pipeline, and chemical manufacturing industries. Primary areas of expertise are: Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Human Factors and Ergonomics, employee exposures, OSHA regulations, NFPA Standards, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Oil and Gas, Pipelines, Construction, Equipment and Machinery, Machine Guarding, Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Asbestos, and Lead.


Professional Memberships: Dr. McCartney is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), American Congress Of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, (ACGIH), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

Photo taken by Shelby Hodge, Houston Chronicle,  April 1975 of Dr. McCartney as and intern  and C.C. Candler, Exploration Geologist on Shell Oil Rig-Vermillion Field, 110 miles offshore LA.

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