Health and safety advisors
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.
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.
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 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.
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.