DAVID VEFINGO MATIKKE
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Master of Science – Environmental Health (Environmental Engineering)
EAST TENN. STATE University (USA)
Bachelor of Science Chemistry
BEREA COLLEGE (USA)
Associate Diploma – Environmental Health and Safety
Washington DC (USA)
ADDITIONAL AREAS OF CERTIFICATION / EXPERTISE
Emergency Response Coordinator
Certified Hazardous materials Handler
Certifiable Safety officer
Radiation Safety Officer
Personal Protective Equipment Specialist
Environmental impact assessment consultant
Chemistry Lab instrumentalist.
Blood Borne Pathogens Specialist
Respiratory protection specialist
Certifiable Industrial Hygienist
Quality Assurance Inspector
National Certified Investigator (FBI USA)
Hearing Conservation Specialist.
Global GAP consultant Certifiable
CDC Health Safety and Environment Assessment Manual
CDC Ergonomics Handbook
CDC Health and safety Manual
CDC Environmental Manual
CDC (Banana Expansion Project) Global Gap Manual
CDC Total Quality Management Manual
INTER PERSONAL SKILLS
Ability to develop and present complicated HSE plans and issues to non experts
in the subject
Excellent written and communication skills
Proficient in English and understands French
2011 2014 Consultant Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and
Global Gap Certification .
General consultancy in HSE in the Agro Industrial sector. Managed
the conceptualization and implementation of HSE functions. Held and convened
numerous HSE training seminars for both train the trainers and general labour force .
Implemented Quality assurance programs in the Banana sector.
2008 2011 Director Operations Research and Industrial Safety
Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC)
BOTA – LIMBE. ( CAMEROON )
Corporate wide responsibility for Health Safety and Environment
(HSE) oversight, programs and policy . Managed the
implementation and administration of HSE in the Rubber, Palm
Rubber sector.. Provided strategic and operational support as
member of the top management team for a sustainable
environmentally responsible corporation. Primary source of
environmental policies, expertise, guidance, and direction . Chief
contact person for the National Disaster Program and Corporate
liaison with government on all HSEl related matters. Organized and
effected all training seminars . Introduced Train the Trainer concept
in CDC .Supervises all annual HSE audits as mandated by OSHA
18000 and ISO 14001 . Conducted Risk analysis using performance
information to determine HSE concerns . Developed and provided
corporate wide training (22000 employees) for HSE requirement.
Advised on HSE Risk, cost, and legislative compliance due to
corporate activities. In charge of quality assurance in the Plant
GLOBAL GAP MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Designed, conceptualized and implemented Global Gap Certification
Less than one year of Banana Production operation. Responsible for Health, Safety and
Environment as mandated by the Global Gap Certification Standard. Prepared both the
Global Gap and Quality manual for the Banana Group. Carried out all SHE training .
2007 2008: OPERATIONS RESEARCH MANAGER (CDC)
BOTA LIMBE. (CAMEROON)
Conceptualized and implemented various methodologies to improve
efficiency. Designed the new fuel distribution system in CDC.
Implemented new vehicle fleet control system.
In charge of Health safety and environmental program for the
2006 – 2007 Attaché to Director, Technical Services
CDC Tiko. (CAMEROON)
Responsible for ensuring effectiveness of multi faceted functions of
technical service department. In charge of engineering related
operations including Civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic
engineering. Developed standard operating procedures for various
operations. Created HSE committees for the Technical service dept.
of CDC . Performed all HSE training. Particularly the LOCK OUT
TAG OUT program.
2004 2005 Director Plan and Development
CDC – BOTA LIMBE (CAMEROON)
Conceptualized and developed CDC 5 year development Plan 2005
2009. Responsible for feasibility studies for various projects.
Synthesized production reports for management to help plan for
Responsible for health, safety and environment for over 22000
workers. Performed all training in house.
2002 2004 Development Manager
CDC – Bota Limbe. (CAMEROON)
Responsible for all new development including replanting of old
palms and Rubber farms . Responsible for all feasibility studies prior
to any New projects and Expansion.
Experience Senior Environmental Engineer
1998 2002 BBA Nonwoven
Old Hickory, TN 37138 (USA)
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all government regulations
pertaining to Health Safety and Environment as mandated by The
USA occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Responsible for
identification and quantification of health hazards. Reviewed, wrote,
and implemented pollution control, solid waste minimization, storm
water discharge and hazardous waste elimination program.
Asbestos Abatement and Emergency Response coordinator.
Conducted all safety training
1992 1998 Senior Industrial Hygienists ( safety officer)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (USA)
Enforced occupational health and safety laws and regulations
(OSHA). Recognized, evaluated and recommended abatement
requirements for identified occupationally related health and safety
hazards in both public and private sectors. Lead member of the
Accident Investigation team for occupational related fatalities and
1987 1988 Sanitarian/Health Officer
Virginia Dept. Of Health
Norfolk, VA. (USA)
Enforced laws of the National Shellfish Sanitation Program
administered by the Food and Drug Administration. Performed
bacteriological analysis to determine safety of shellfish products.
Sampled effluents from manufacturing and commercial processes to
prevent chemical contamination of surface and ground water.
1985 1987 Laboratory Technician/Chemist
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN (USA)
Performed analytical and microbiological EPA, mandated analysis on
water samples from municipal and industrial sources to determine
compliance with various regulations. Performed field sampling of
contaminated soil, surface and ground water as mandated by the
1984 1985 Industrial Hygienist.
McCoy and McCoy Environmental Consultants
Lexington, KY (USA)
Supervised Asbestos abatement projects. Responsible for worker
safety and project integrity in accordance with OSHA, NESHAP and
EPA regulations. Performed air monitoring to determine employee
exposure to asbestos and post abatement sampling to determine
1984 Laboratory Technician
Lexington City Government Sewage Treatment Plant
Lexington, KY (USA).
Collected water samples from industry effluent to determine
compliance with EPA permits. Conducted a variety of waste water
bacteriological and chemical analysis procedures. Maintained