Congratulations to SMS Standout Tony Cramer. Tony is the site supervisor for the BP COVID-19 sites. He has done an incredible job at supervising the testers and screeners, as well as handling the logistics of keeping the number of screeners and testers he needs per hitch. Additionally, he has been a key factor in assisting BP with contractor case management for all COVID-19 and COVID-19 close contact persons offshore for five different BP assets. Tony is also in charge of reporting to the state of Louisiana all of the COVID-19 tests that are performed on land and offshore. He has been instrumental in assisting all new remote medics for BP get the proper training on BP’s medical reporting system. BP has selected Tony for an in-house contractor position. This will put an SMS person working directly for BP as a liaison, trainer, RN case manager, and auditor. This is the first time BP has had any contractor in this type of position. This is an amazing accomplishment. Please help us congratulate Tony on his vigor and outstanding work. Thank you, Tony!

We were able to get a glimpse into what a day at work looks like for Tony and learn some fun facts about him.

A.A. Describe a typical day at work.

T.C. My day begins very early in the morning. We start screening and testing at 4:00 a.m. every day. I am the current RN supervisor for one of our projects. A typical day includes interpreting test results, offshore notifications, medical notifications, handling questions from the bypass trailer and offshore platforms, reporting testing results to the state, putting our numerous fires on a daily basis, answering questions about COVID-19-related issues, and dealing with contractors for RTW processes.


A.A. What was the best vacation you have ever taken?

T.C. It’s been so long that I can’t remember.


A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.



A.A. What is your favorite thing about your job?

T.C. Meeting the multitudes of different people from around the country.


A.A. What food could you live on for a month?

T.C. Steak.


A.A. Do you have a side hustle, hobby, or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?

T.C. I have a rice, soybean, and crawfish farm.


A.A. How do you stay motivated at work?

T.C. Dedication and the drive to constantly impress our customers.


A.A. What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?

T.C. Two things: Acadian Paramedic of the Year 2000 and National Paramedic of the Year 2001.


A.A. Who would play you in a movie?

T.C. LOL, pass on this.


A.A. What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?

T.C. Always do the right thing regardless of the consequences.


A.A. What is your favorite activity outside of work?

T.C. Hunting, which I have done very little over the last two years because of COVID-19 work.


A.A. What was the best advice you were ever given?

T.C. Always do the right thing regardless of the consequences.


A.A. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

I have the most loyal dog in the world. She is a Catahoula, and her name is Irene.

A.A. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

T.C. It’s five o’clock somewhere.

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