Health and safety advisors

Lorne Davies


Safety Advisor, 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 & 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.

Pourya Ghani

Occupational Health and Safety Technical Advisor

Pourya began his career as a first-aid attendant while continuing his education and supporting a family business. Later he joined Safety Management Company and worked as a construction safety officer, supporting construction projects with safety needs. He also worked as an OHS Coordinator at Environmental Company where he assisted the organization with building and maintaining their safety management systems and improving the safety culture.

Dr. Era Poddar


Specialist Safety Advisor - Ergonomics

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.

Muhammad Qazi

Industrial Hygienist

Muhammad comes to Alliance after completing a co-op with the National Collaborating Centre for Environment Health in environmental hygiene. He brings a broad range of skills to his role — including skills identification, evaluation, and control of exposure to chemical, physical and biological hazards. These skills include indoor air quality assessments, noise, and chemical exposure assessment and control.

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.

Dareece Tomyn

OHS Services Manager

Dareece has spent her career leading teams in the manufacturing industry for over 25 years.  Her background is predominantly in client services and effectively managing diverse teams to ensure they meet and exceed client expectations.  She counts herself fortunate to have had the opportunity to be involved in all sizes of companies from privately owned to a Fortune 500 company.