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Varuna Anil Mahadeo

Varuna Anil Mahadeo

Health and Safety Management



Mr. Mahadeo is an experienced HSSE practitioner and trainer with over 17 years’ experience and a demonstrated history of working towards improving and promoting standards of safe and healthy work, both as a practitioner and as a lecturer in the higher education industry.
Mr. Mahadeo attended UWI, St Augustine, earning at the postgraduate level, an MPhil in Zoology and an MSc in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, and at the undergraduate level, a BSc in Agriculture. Additionally, he is certified in Occupational Health and Safety from the National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). Mr Mahadeo is a certified Auditor/Lead Auditor of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, BS OHSAS 18001:2007.

He has acquired a wealth of experience in advising on and implementing systems for managing occupational and environmental safety and health standards in the workplace in Trinidad and Tobago, having worked formerly in the capacities of HS&E Officer at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (2007-2008), HS&E Consultant to the Premier Quality Services Limited (2007-2008) and subsequently as a Safety and Health Inspector and Senior Inspector at the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (2008- 2016). At present, Mr. Mahadeo is the HSE Manager at local beverage manufacturer, SM Jaleel and Company Limited and also operates his own HSSE consulting business, 8 th Lane HSE Consulting, where he offers HSSE consultancy and training services to industrial establishments across all sectors in Trinidad and Tobago. Among the services offered are the specialized areas of OSH enforcement interventions and accident case management.

Mr. Mahadeo has served on Cabinet appointed committees for the implementation of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health Standards in Trinidad and Tobago (Exhaust Emission Standard Implementation Committee; National Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority, 2007-2008) as a representative of the TTBS, as a member (OSHA representative) of the Radiation Protection Working Group of the Ministry of Health (Committee for developing Ionizing Radiation Regulations for Trinidad and Tobago, 2010-2011), and also as Director (OSHA representative) on the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (2011-2014). Mr. Mahadeo is a Graduate member of the Institution of
Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

As a Trainer, Mr. Mahadeo also has over ten years’ experience tutoring at the tertiary level in the field of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health. Of this period, he has lectured for over six years on the topic of Occupational Health and Safety at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, in its Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM) program and continues to do so as adjunct faculty at the institution. He has also lectured extensively on these areas at the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies and also at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAAT). He is also a certified IOSH trainer and an approved NEBOSH IGC tutor.

Mr. Mahadeo is highly skilled in many areas of HSSE, including but not limited to, conducting HSSE audits and risk assessments, accident investigations and analyses, preparing HSSE policies and procedures and designing/executing HSSE Training programmes, developing HSE management systems and the specialized areas of OSH enforcement interventions and accident case management.

Varuna Anil Mahadeo