Pictured is Andrew Scully, President of The Synergy Group as he signs a deal memo with McKay Chadwell law firm to provide industrial safety and hygiene consultative services. This work is consistent with the Synergy Group's track record of providing professional level support to clients that expect the very best. Among the Partners and Associates of The Firm are: John McKay, former US Attorney for Western Washington under President Bush; Mike McKay, former US Attorney for Western Washington under President Bush; and Krista Bush.
Andrew Scully has been named as Project Manager for the Process Safety Management (PSM) and Industrial Hygiene Team that is preparing the Portland General Electric (PGE) Power plant at Coyote Springs for an Oregon and Federal OSHA VPP Audit. PGE Coyote Springs is a Natural Gas fired power plant, located in Boardman OR, in the Columbia River Gorge. The facility runs two GE turbine units that generate 650 MW, and the plant uses Anhydrous Ammonia in its NOX Emission Control system to reduce NOX to levels well below EPA Rules at the stacks. THE OSHA PSM Standard is a complex set of regulations requiring highly specialized knowledge of chemical process safety methodologies. Scully has been on-site for the better part of the last five weeks working with Plant Personnel including: ? Plant Technicians, Contractors, Mike Garrett, PGE Safety Coordinator and VPP Project Team Leader, Dan Turley, PGE Project Manager, and Gary Wiedinger, PGE Plant Manager He will continue to work with Site Personnel in the weeks leading up to the OSHA VPP Audit itself. Scully will act as Process Hazard Analysis Team Leader for a complete re-validation of the existing PHA, and is responsible for procedures and operational audit readiness in all areas within scope of PSM. Mr. Scully will also facilitate an integrative PPE Hazard Assessment approach in assessing overall Industrial Hygiene Exposures and Controls. Scully is President of The Synergy Group, an Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Environmental consulting firm headquartered on North Lake Union in Seattle. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional (Comprehensive Practice) and is an Associate in Risk Management of The Insurance Institute of America. He took his undergraduate degree at UCLA, and has been working with clients on chemical Process Safety Management for more than 25 years. For the PGE project, he partnered with his friend and long-time Safety colleague Brent Knight, CSP, of Intuitive Safety Solutions in Edmonds to provide technical and logistic leadership to PGE. Knight and Scully met through participation in the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, where both have served as Chapter President.