Health and safety advisors

Lorne Davies


Safety Advisor and Combustible Dust Specialist

Lorne has been with the Alliance for five years and brings extensive experience in heavy and residential construction, mining, sawmills, and biofuel industries. He has been involved in firefighting, mine rescue, and mobile equipment training. He also has experience liaising with the government at the provincial and federal levels.

Rosa Diaz


Training and Development Manager

An industrial engineer by profession, Rosa chose to work in the health and safety field very early on. Her father has a workplace accident that affected the family in many ways and prompted her to dedicate her career to helping to prevent workplace accidents.

Miranda Miller


Occupational Hygienist

Miranda is a safety advisor specializing in occupational hygiene. With eight years of occupational hygiene and safety experience in the oil and gas industry, utilities, and at a post-secondary institute, Miranda has extensive experience in asbestos management, confined spaces, and exposure monitoring, as well as training development and instruction.

Era Poddar


Ergonomics Specialist

Dr. Era Poddar is a specialist safety advisor- Ergonomist, at Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. Era is currently advising manufacturing and food processing companies on Ergonomics and OHS programs, at the same time training and coaching local manufacturers effective ways to control MSI (Musculoskeletal Injuries) at their respective facilities. Era has worked in multiple industries, universities, and governments across the globe. She is a great believer in incorporating HFE (Human Factors and Ergonomics) concept at the strategy level.

Hossein Sinaei

P.Eng, M.Eng, CSSGB

OHS Audit Manager | Safety Engineer

Hossein is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng. in BC and AB) with over 10 years experience in technical engineering, project management, safety and risk management and research activities.

Steve Wilson

Safety Advisor

Steve joined the Manufacturing safety alliance in January 2018 as a safety advisor. As an advisor, Steve has worked in various manufacturing environments to help employers develop and implement practical and functional safety management systems. He has been instrumental in assisting many companies in achieving OSSE certification.