Deepak Bhathal B.A., CRSP, CFEI

Senior Associate, Multidisciplinary Remediation
Direct: (613) 903-6900

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

EXPERT SUMMARY

Mr. Deepak Bhathal is a Senior Associate in the Remediation Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. Deepak has over 15 years of experience in the engineering consulting and construction industry, with extensive experience conducting occupational health and safety, indoor environmental and workplace personal injury assessments. Deepak is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) experienced in origin and cause investigations, as well as fire and smoke damage assessments.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Occupational Health & Safety Assessments
  • Indoor Environmental Assessments
  • Origin and Cause Fire & Explosion Investigations
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Assessments
  • Project Management
  • Hazard Assessments and Control
  • Designated Substances Assessment and Abatement
  • Mould Assessment and Abatement
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • General Construction & HVAC

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 2009

ADDITIONAL COURSES

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist Course, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), 2021
  • NFPA 921 Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator, Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI), Toronto, Ontario 2020
  • Vehicle Fire Simulation & Examination – The Ontario Police College, 2020
  • Working at Heights, YOW Canada Safety, Ottawa, Ontario, 2020
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED Certification, City of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2019
  • Industrial Hygiene, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario 2019
  • CRSP Exam Preparatory Course, Institute for Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Inc (IQSEM), 2017, Toronto, ON
  • Measurement and Analysis, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, 2016
  • Ladder Handling, IHSA, 2013, Mississauga, ON
  • Working from Heights – Fundamentals in Fall Prevention, IHSA, 2012, Mississauga, ON
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and Industrial Regs, IHSA, 2012, Mississauga, ON

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

30 Forensic Engineering

Senior Associate – Remediation & Fire Investigation
January 2019 – Present, Ottawa, ON

  • Forensic investigation and reporting on matters including:
    • Origin and cause of fire loss events
    • Designated substances
    • Physical, biological & chemical hazards
    • Workplace personal injuries related to occupational health and safety
    • Occupational Hygiene
  • Develop scope of work and provide contractor oversight and project management to ensure worker health and safety during demolition, remediation, abatement, and restoration projects.
  • Develop internal health and safety program and develop and administer health and safety training.
  • Manage projects according to client-approved scopes of work and deliver consulting services on time and within budget.
  • Review plans and specifications to determine whether they meet relevant guidelines, codes, standards and other possible regulatory requirements.
  • Develop scope of work and provide contractor oversight and project management to ensure worker health and safety during demolition, remediation, abatement, and restoration projects.
  • Prepare technical reports based on professional practice standards and sound investigation and assessment principles.
  • Communicate investigation findings and analyses to colleagues, clients, and regulators.

Air Quality Engineering

Manager – Environment, Health & Safety
June 2012 – August 2018, Toronto, ON

  • Review and advise clients and stakeholders on health and safety acts, regulations, and best practices in a variety of industry sectors.
  • Develop and deliver health and safety policy and training.
  • Perform occupational hazard assessments, workplace inspections and incident investigations in retail, office and industrial settings.
  • Ensure compliance of regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • Prepare reports and client/worker communications.
  • Conduct proactive and reactive sampling and assessments of indoor environments, air quality, noise, vibration, drinking water, and ventilation systems.
  • Conduct asbestos, legionella and confined space audits.
  • Plan and supervise remediation and abatement operations.

Fletcher Construction

Lead Hand
June 2009 – May 2012, Toronto, ON

Lead labourer and construction hand.

  • Maintained and oversaw a safe work environment.
  • Assisted in estimating costs and setting timelines.
  • Safely operated various construction tools and machinery.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND DESIGNATIONS

  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Environmental Professional (EP) – Health & Safety, Air Quality
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • LEED-AP O+M
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Working at Heights/Fall Prevention
  • Ladder Safety
  • WHMIS
  • Currently pursuing the Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) designation

SERVICES

Advocacy Committee, Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, September 2020 – Present

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Wildfire Smoke Exposure”, 30 Forensic Engineering, January 2020
  • “COVID-19 Testing and Clearance”, Webinar, Ottawa, ON, August 2020
 

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