Manu Nellutla is the chief operating officer at the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. He is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) and also a CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (CPHSA). He is the chair of Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC’s Technical Advisory Committee and the Transportation Initiative Committee. Nellutla brings considerable expertise in ergonomics, health and safety, education, and research to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. He has a masters in physiotherapy with specialization in musculoskeletal and sports. He holds a post graduate diploma in ergonomics, a post graduate certificate in higher education and a certificate in occupational health and safety. He is also currently enrolled in MBA program from Australian Institute of Business.
Before moving to Canada, he was a senior lecturer and head of the department of physiotherapy in University of Rwanda. He was also teaching occupational health and safety in the MSc Public Health program at Mount Kenya University. Nellutla has been recognized for his efforts to introduce ergonomics in school curriculum in Rwanda and was also a technical team member for drafting OHS legislation for Rwanda.
He sits on the board of directors for the BC Collaborative for Disability Prevention he is also a member of the Standards Council of Canada’s Mirror Committee – ISO/TC159/SC4 – Ergonomics of human-system interaction. He is a member of Human Factors, Ergonomics and Machine Safety group of the International Social Security Association (ISSA).