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.

Rajanvir Hans

Occupational Hygienist

Raj completed his BSc in Chemistry five years ago before attending the occupational and environmental hygiene program at UBC’s school of population and public health. Along with the hygiene program which taught many practical skills in health and safety, he completed a co-op (and subsequently worked) at the regional health authorities.

Jasmine Kalsi


Occupational Hygienist

Jasmine Kalsi is a Safety Advisor specializing in Occupational Hygiene at the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. For more than two years with the Alliance, Jasmine has assisted clients with concerns about air quality, noise exposures, and exposure control plans.

Andrea McKinlay


Specialist Advisor - Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Andrea spent 15 years working as a frontline nurse in psychiatry and the ER before joining the Alliance. She has been a clinical instructor in both the classroom and hospitals and is passionate about teaching mental health and wellness.

Era Poddar


Ergonomics Specialist

Dr. Poddar is a certified ergonomist, currently consulting with manufacturing and food processing members of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. Dr. Poddar has worked in multiple industries, universities, and government across the globe.

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.