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Brammer Broadcast

December 2015 | Issue 2015.4

Welcome to Brammer Broadcast. Brammer Engineering, Inc. is a full service contract operating, property management and consulting firm founded in 1968 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Thanks for taking a moment to let us share with you some news and information about our industry and our company...a longtime outsourcing resource for the oil and gas industry.
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Brammer Engineering, Inc. was recently named one of The LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses. The honor was awarded in a ceremony in Baton Rouge on October 23, 2015. This award was created by the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) to celebrate the success of Tiger-led businesses while also recognizing the impact of former LSU students and those businesses on the local, regional and national economies. Brammer Engineering has been led since 1995 by Keith J. Evans, a 1980 graduate of LSU with a BS in Petroleum Engineering.
The criteria for consideration of this honor includes being in business for five years or more as of 2014; company revenues of $100,000 or more for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 calendar years; one or more of the following: 1) an LSU former student or group of students must have owned 50% or more of the company for the three years in question, 2) an LSU former student must have served as the company's chief executive from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013 or 3) an LSU former student must have founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013; and lastly, the company must operate in a manner consistent with and in keeping with the values and image of SEI and LSU.
Brammer Engineering extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to LSU and SEI for this honor and is proud to be recognized in this manner. The company would also like to thank and recognize its employees, clients and business partners who have been the driving force in the company's success and longevity in the marketplace for many years.
Washington - Employers should have a program designed to find and fix safety hazards, according to a new OSHA draft guidance document.
Published Nov. 16, the voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines detail core elements of an effective safety and health program: 
  • Management leadership
  • Worker participation
  • Hazard identification and assessment 
  • Hazard prevention and control
  • Education and training
  • Program evaluation and improvement
  • Coordination and communication on multi-employer worksites
OSHA lists several steps within each core element to help establish, implement, maintain and improve programs. The agency says employers should define program goals and expectations, give workers access to safety and health information, and identify and select hazard controls.
"The guidelines will provide much needed direction and support to any business striving to achieve safe operations, but especially small and mid-sized businesses and those with multiemployer worksites," the National Safety Council said in a statement applauding the new document.
The draft is an update and replacement for voluntary guidelines issued in 1989, and incorporates lessons learned from OSHA recognition programs and industry consensus standards. Stakeholders can comment on the draft guidance until Feb. 15.
Soldiers receiving care packagesWe are proud to support Captain Harrison Carmody while he is currently deployed in Afghanistan. CPT Carmody is the Company Commander of Alpha Company of the 1-101st Aviation Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During his deployment, he pilots Apache helicopters on his missions based out of Afghanistan. Over the past 6 months of CPT Carmody's deployment, the employees of Brammer have donated snacks and supplies to fill over 40 boxes that have been shipped to him and his troops. Plus, an additional 20 boxes are scheduled to be sent today that are filled with holiday cheer and treats to brighten up their Christmas. We are keeping these men and women and their families, as well as all of those who serve, in our thoughts and prayers. Carmody wrote to us recently...."I tell my people often that it is we who have the easy job. Easy to execute. Easy to fly. Easy to endure. It is our loved ones back home that support and remember us abroad that have the hard jobs. Taking care of family, making sure each of their communities continue to thrive in their absence. It is those back home that ENABLE and ALLOW us to do what is asked of us here, and never will we forget the relentless love and support we receive from friends, family, and even strangers back home."
Dear Friends....
As we fast approach the Christmas Holidays, and the end of one year and the beginning of another, thank you for allowing us to pop into your inbox throughout the year. We hope that the content within has been beneficial and worthwhile. We also hope that you have enjoyed reading Brammer Broadcast as much as we've enjoyed putting it together.
As we close 2015 and look ahead to 2016, the conventional wisdom in our industry tends to conjure up some foreboding images. Reality can be stark at times but we certainly will not underestimate the resourcefulness of the domestic oil and gas industry. Many of us have been through this before and we'll get through it again. It starts with "work hard and smart" and it ends with "hunker down and hang on!" It can be a wild ride sometimes.
Thank all of you again for your interest in this publication, for your friendship and for the opportunities that many of us have had to work together in one of the greatest industries in the world. Our very best to you and yours this holiday season and may the Good Lord continue to bless all of us in 2016 and beyond.
Your Friends at Brammer Engineering
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