Since 1984, Mr. Pereira has worked with petrochemical plants, pipeline and towboat operators, industrial and heavy highway contractors, small businesses, insurance companies, law firms and contractors to meet their safety and associated training needs.
P. Pereira, CSP
With over 45 years of experience in safety management and
loss prevention, Mr. Pereira’s expertise has been demonstrated
as an authority in the field and as an instructor in the classroom.
A Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals,
he is a Certified Safety Professional with a B.S. in Industrial
Technology from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master of Construction Science and Management
degree from Clemson University.
Prior to establishing Professional Safety Associates in 1984,
Mr. Pereira held positions ranging from Production Operator
with Union Carbide to Loss Control Representative, Plant Safety
Engineer, and Project Manager for safety and loss prevention
services. He continues to provide consulting as an expert
in Chemical Process Safety Management, Safety and Health for
Engineers, Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis,
Confined Space Entry, and Lockout / Tagout.
Mr. Pereira also provides instruction services for organizations such as the American Society of Safety Professionals and the U. S. Department of Defense. He has developed and taught courses for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Industrial Technology program in Occupational Environmental Safety and Health. Mr. Pereira is also an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction and General Industry, a Certified Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Instructor and is a former faculty member for the National Center for Construction, Education and Research's Construction Management Academies held in conjunction with Clemson University.
Mr. Pereira has an extensive background in Construction Safety Management including troubleshooting, Incident Investigation and Gap Analyses involving the development and use of perception surveys. On multiple occasions Mr. Pereira has been retained by construction companies and state agencies to evaluate safety and loss prevention activities at specific jobsites due to host employer complaints. He has also assisted numerous clients and law firms in responding to catastrophic incidents involving regulatory and law enforcement agency visits.