A Lifetime of Service & Regulation
Pat Patterson proudly enlisted in the United States Army in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1972 at the rank of E-5. He served one year in Vietnam, from 1968 to 1969, in the Army Corp of Engineers. Upon returning to civilian life, he decided to continue his education, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He is a Certified Safety Professional, certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He has held certifications as a Loss Control Representative with the Texas Department of Insurance and Field Safety Representative and Approved Professional Source with the Texas Workers Compensation Commission.
He is a past executive committee member of the National Safety Council, Construction Section, and has instructed numerous safety, health, and fire prevention programs for a variety of companies and industries, including a past instructor for San Jacinto College, located in Pasadena, Texas, and the Texas A&M Fire Training School. Pat has served as Manager of Safety, Health, Security, and Terminal Environment for a major bulk liquid chemical storage and distribution facility and Corporate Manager of Loss Control for a major high-rise, road, and bridge contractor. Prior to that, Pat began his career in safety with Diamond Shamrock Chemical Corporation as Safety and Fire Protection Supervisor.
Today, Pat and his team at LAAP provide safety & health consulting, gap analysis, safety assessments and training to various clients across the United States in an effort to assist them in providing a safe environment for employees, contractors, and visitors entering their businesses. In addition, the team assists companies in becoming certified in ISO 45001, along with receiving OSHA approval under their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Their "Total Safety Management" program builds the framework for this certification and approval.
• Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Cert. #18015; Board of Certified Safety Professionals
• CDI-T Auditor; Accredited by Chemical Distribution Institute; Certificate #49/09/25/T
• Lead Auditor Accredidation ISO 45001
• Lead Auditor Accredidation RC 14001 / RCMS
• Lead Auditor Accredidation ISO 14001
• OSHA Outreach Instructor for 10 & 30 Hour Construction & General Industry