Manobhiram (Manu) Nellutla is the Chief Operating Officer at the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. He is also the Chair of Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC’s Technical Advisory Committee and the Transportation Initiative Committee.
Manu brings considerable expertise in ergonomics, health and safety, education, and research to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. He has a Masters in Physiotherapy with specialization in Musculoskeletal and sports. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics, a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.
Before moving to Canada, he was a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Physiotherapy in University of Rwanda. He was also teaching Occupational Health and Safety in MSc Public Health program at Mount Kenya University.
Manu has been recognized for his efforts to introduce Ergonomics in School Curriculum in Rwanda and was also as a technical team member for drafting OHS legislation for Rwanda. He has been a speaker at various conferences on the topic of Ergonomics.
Manu is proud to be recognized as a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) and a CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (CPHSA), sits on the Board of Directors for the BC Collaborative for Disability Prevention and is a Member of the Standards Council of Canada’s Mirror Committee – ISO/TC159/SC4 – Ergonomics of human-system interaction.