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Mahesh B Bhagwani, CMIOSH
Position: Area Director – Region IX: 3

Biography

MBhagwani_photoMAHESH B BHAGWANI, CMIOSH, is a trainer, auditor, consultant & mentor for occupational health, safety & environment systems.  As a caring, people’s person & culturally sensitive HSE specialist I am committed to motivating & guiding multi-cultural, multi-lingual workforce towards achieving “Zero Harm” Goals.

Mahesh is a chartered member (CMIOSH) of the Institution of occupational safety & health (IOSH) & Professional member of ASSP.  As a Science Graduate from Mumbai university, most academic qualifications have been acquired while working, these include, Executive MBA (Oil & Gas Management) from UPES, Dehradun, NEBOSH Diplomas in occupational safety & environmental management & Advance diploma in industrial safety from board of technical education Maharashtra, India.   Lead auditor qualifications for ISO 45001, 9001 & 14001 provide me better understanding of HSE systems.

A 39+ years operations & HSE professional journey, in India, Middle east & Africa, had a humble beginning as nuclear plant operator in BARC Mumbai.  On to a 2 decades of operational & HSE experience in petrochemicals sector in Qatar Petrochemicals Co. Ltd, Qatar, followed by HSE engagement for 8 years with M/s Godrej Precision Engineering Division fortified my understanding of heavy engineering manufacturing, culminating in a very brief engagement in pharmaceutical sector with Aspen group, SA.  I am currently associated with British Safety Council as Associate / Consultant.

Development & implementation of project site specific HSE systems, Risk assessment, Behavior based safety, Process safety management, development of audit systems & active monitoring system for HSE & Ergonomics & creating awareness for the same.

Platform Statement

As a trainer, auditor, consultant & mentor in occupational health, safety & environment systems I firmly believe that a goal safer & environmentally caring society can ‘only’ be achieved by any organization or group of people (society at large) by integrating values and behavioral aspects into their HSE management systems.  Values such as “Care & Discipline” need to be promoted to become an integral part of business & operational processes & individual’s professional & societal conduct.  HSE awareness needs to be taken beyond the workplace boundaries. Unfortunately, my experience tells me this is easy said than done. 

I believe that HSE professionals are bestowed with a natural responsibility to be a ‘barrier’ between a healthy citizen & his access to doctor’s operating table due to injury or ill health.  Awareness & competency development plays a vital role here.  As an ‘Area Director’ for region IX, area 3 a focused attention has to be accorded to competency development of new and budding safety professionals in the region.  I believe, starting in-house the reach of ASSP can be expanded by welcoming members and non-members alike into some of the training & awareness initiatives conducted by ASSP.  A positive aspect of current COVID situation has made it possible that ASSP initiatives can now reach to much wider audience, even beyond the physical boundaries or countries. Presently I am member of executive committee of ASSP’s Maharashtra chapter.

My background of working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual set up, In India, Middle east & Africa will come handy in positively engaging and coordinating stakeholders in conduct of ASSP training, awareness and developmental initiatives.  My aim would be continual development of self and other, that is inline with ASSP mantra of ‘working together for safe and stronger future’.

My life mantra: “Be a Safety Role Model with an Aim To Inspire”

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