Safety Erudite Inc.
Experience & Expertise
Our team collectively possesses more than 100 years of progressive technical and managerial expertise in identifying and analyzing complex management issues in the energy and manufacturing industries. We specialize in developing sustainable solutions for clients by addressing management systems (HSE, PSM & OEMS) gaps and opportunities to ensure optimum business performance.
Professional, Competent and Ethical Commitment
At Safety Erudite, our professionals are highly committed to wards professional and ethical practices. Our professionals are always maintains absolute confidentiality on clients data and information. Our professionals ensures their committed towards assistance in enhancing clients workplace.
Our Team - Dr. Chit Lutchman (President and CEO)
Dr. Lutchman is among a global few who are experienced, trained and qualified to the highest levels in Business Management (Dr. of Business Administration - DBA); Environmental Health and Safety- EH&S (Certified Safety Professional- CSP and Canadian Registered Safety Professional-CRSP); and Process Operations (1st Class Power Engineer). A former employee and consultant to the Oil and Gas industry, Dr. Lutchman has worked with companies such as Suncor, Petro-Canada, Husky Energy, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) and Petrotrin.
As a published author, Dr. Lutchman has led work in the areas of Project Management, EH&S, PSM and OEMS.
An experienced leader in the fields of Contractor Safety Management and Managing EH&S in Major Projects, he continues to share his knowledge to improve workplace Health and Safety at conferences across Canada, USA, Asia, the Middle East and Trinidad and Tobago. He also works directly with organizations to develop and implement EH&S, PSM and OEMS. A strong advocate for education and higher learning, Dr. Lutchman has also supported the Arthur Lok Jack School of Energy MBA Degrees as the external examiner since 2009.
Safety Erudite Inc. was developed by Chit in 2010 for improving the way knowledge is shared post EH&S incidents. Under his leadership, Safety Erudite has now evolved to be the provider integrated processes management systems for clients.
Dr. Rama Akula (VP Operations)
An accomplished senior management professional, Dr Rama is passionate about operations excellence and is committed to helping clients achieve their elusive goals of operations discipline and operations excellence. Dr. Rama is a mechanical engineer with >18 years of Oil experience working for Oil and Gas organizations in the Middle East and Asia.
Dr. Rama completed his doctorate degree (PhD) on material safety with a focus on improving safety around LP Gas cylinders He is a chartered membership in IOSH, UK (CMIOSH), holding the title Occupational Safety and Health Practitioner. He is also holds a post graduate diploma in HSE and a Certificate in Disaster Management.
An experienced leader in Operations Excellence, Dr. Rama has led the transformation of operations and quality excellence in LPG Cylinder bottling and distribution across Dubai and the UAE.
An experienced Management System Auditor, he has been a lead assessor for recipients of prestigious industry excellence awards in UAE for implementation of Corporate Excellence programs.
Dr. Akula joined Safety Erudite Inc. as the Vice President of Operations in January of 2017. He is responsible for streamlining the operating activities of Safety Erudite towards the delivery of sustainable Operations Discipline and Operations Excellence solutions to clients. He also focuses on excellence systems implementation, performance improvements and KPIs development and stewardship.
Doug Evans (VP Technical Services)
With almost 40 years' experience in the Energy Industry, Doug is a dependable and reliable subject matter expert in Process Safety Management and Operations Excellence Management Systems. Prior to his retirement as General Manager - Technical Services in Suncor Energy, Doug was instrumented in developing and sustaining the PSM Networks across the organization. These Networks were designed to generate continuous improvements across the Organization for each PSM Element.
Doug Joined Safety Erudite in January of 2017 and has been responsible for reviewing, validating and updating the technical validity of Safety Erudite's existing processes and tools. In this position, he will continue to provide professional engineering services to clients in PSM, OEMS and Management Systems Audits. He also participates in workshops and training for clients.
Doug is resident expert in helping organizations implement and sustain Networks for generating continuous improvements and best practices developed from within the organization.
Bill Pilon (IT Leader)
Bill Pilon has been employed with Safety Erudite since its inception and is responsible for leading the development and customization of a sustainable, user-friendly platform for clients.
Bill works tirelessly to understand the client's needs and to address these needs by designing practical software solutions that are beneficial to all clients.
Dr. Kevan Lutchman (Occupational Health Consultant)
A medical doctor by training, Kevan is passionate about preventive measures for reducing chronic workplace illnesses and injuries as well as the heavy burden on the health care system. Dr. Lutchman hopes that his interest in both Primary Care Medicine with a focus on preventive efforts, combined with his interests in Occupational Health and Safety, will optimize his contributions to workforces which are optimally healthy and productive. Many of his patients suffer from chronic illnesses which stem from their work exposures and his current goal is to minimize the impact these chronic pathologies have on our current and future generations.
Kevan plans on furthering his medical training with a fellowship sub-specialization in Occupational Medicine. Kevan has been involved with Safety Erudite on a part-time basis since its inception and has assisted with document review and finalization. Upon completion of his training, he plans to provide consultancy service to Safety Erudite on Occupational Health and Safety.
Kevan is currently a resident physician at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His early education started at the University of Calgary in Alberta Canada.
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