Michael Gautreaux, CSP

Title: Executive Director
Department: Petroleum Engineering Technology & Safety Management
Email: michael.gautreaux@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4740
Office Location: 331 Gouaux Hall


M.S. Texas A&M Commerce, Industrial Safety Management, 2008
B.S. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Industrial Technology, 1988


SATC 101 — Government Regulations
SATC 112 — Loss Control
SATC 230 — Drug Abuse
SATC 240 — Marine Accident Prevention
SATC 295 — Safety Seminar (OHST/CHST Prep)
SATC 325 — Disaster Planning and Mangement Recovery
SATC 350 — Industrial Safety
SATC 375 — Industrial Hygiene
SATC 380 — Hazardous Material Management
SATC 385 — Ergonomics
SATC 420 — Management Systems
SATC 440 — Environmental Technology
SATC 450 — OSHA I – General Industry
SATC 480 — OSHA II – Construction


Michael Gautreaux, CSP, is a Board Certified Safety Professional and has been working in risk management and occupational safety & health since 1988. He holds a Masters of Science Degree from Texas A&M – Commerce and Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety Management.

He teaches at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA in the unique Petroleum Services & Safety Technology program designed for students currently employed in the Gulf of Mexico petroleum industry.

Michael manages a HSE risk management consulting practice having clients engaged in the oil and gas industry.

Michael is a professional member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). He is the faculty advisor for student sections and student chapters for three professional societies listed above. He served as the ASSE Bayou Chapter Treasurer, Vice President and Chapter President between 2002 and 2005. He has been active in the field of occupational safety consulting and training since 1989 and is a professional safety & health speaker providing guest lectures for universities, international safety conferences and fortune 500 companies.

Michael is a qualified FSR (Field Safety Representative) authorized to conduct causality insurance inspections for the Arkansas and Texas worker’s compensation commissions and a qualified expert witness in Louisiana State Courts in the field of safety.


Professional Certifications:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals, License 16127
Authorized OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer
OSHA Ed Center – TEEX, License 901419
TWCC Field Safety Representative (FSR)
Texas Workers Compensation Commission, License 00-141
AWCC Field Safety Representative (FSR)
State of Arkansas Worker’s Compensation Commission, License 00-075
Certified Mine Safety and Health Instructor
U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety & Health Administration, License 41-598

Professional Organizations:

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Professional Member
ASSE Bayou Chapter President (Previous)
ASSE Bayou Chapter Vice President (Previous)
ASSE Bayou Chapter Treasurer (Previous)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Professional Member
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Professional Member