Curriculum Vitae

Herman Gorter; Occupational Health and Safety and Occupational Hygiene Manager

Date of birth: November 1952
Place of birth: Amsterdam

Current address:
Ratzelerstrasse 26
49849 Wilsum



BSc Mechanical Engineering, 1976
BSc Electronic and Computer Engineering, 1982
BSc Safety Engineering 1985
BSc Industrial Hygienist, 1989
BSc Safety Engineer, 1992


Courses and congresses (attended)
- Ventilation Design, module of the British education for Industrial Hygienist (BEBOH)
- Biological Exposure and Risk Assessment (Wageningen, University and Research Centre)
- Dermal Exposure and Risk Assessment (Wageningen, University and Research Centre)
- Several educations for actual items in the Netherlands (methods for risk assessment, explosion safety, machinery directive)
- World congress for Hand-Arm Vibrations, Nancy France 2001, Las Vegas USA 2004
- World congress for Whole Body Vibrations, Nancy France 2005
- World Congress Noise Control, Polen, June 2007
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Arbeitshygiene, May 2013
- World congress for Whole Body Vibrations, June 2013, Amsterdam



Key Industry Sectors
- Semi government controlled companies
- Engineering works
- Construction industry
- Paper industry
- Soap industry
- Climate control in offices
- Gas and oil industry
- Health care

Most important experiences of the last years

On- and Offshore work:
- Risk assessments and evaluations (Global Santa Fe, Ensco, Deutag, Gaz de France, Schlumberger, BJ Services, Itag, Deutag, Drilltec, Expro, Petro Canada, Odfjell Drilling, Daldrup & Söhne)
- Trainer in a training program for Gaz de France employees
- Writing training material for Repsol (Spain) for a drill Job in Libya (Industrial Hygiene; basic aspects, Noise and Human Vibration, Chemicals, Physical load, Radiation)

Health care:
- Assessment anaesthesia gasses, UMC Utrecht, UMC Groningen, Scheper Hospital Emmen,
- Working as Industrial Hygienist and Safety Engineer for 5 Months at UMC Utrecht (January - June 2005)
- Working part-time as Industrial Hygienist and Safety Engineer at UMC Groningen (January 2006 – August 2008)
- E-learning program, how to handle chemicals in a safe way, UMC Groningen, 2010
- Several projects at UMC Groningen, checking Risk Assessment, consultancy

HSE Management:
- Working as HSE manager for Mainka Lingen at the construction site of Lyondell Basell, Münchmünster.
- HSE manager for Mitsubishi at NUON Magnum power plant, replacement during holiday period
- HSE manager for Bosch and Franzen Group at RWE power plant
- HSE manager for Hertel at SRT project Shell/NAM
- HSE Manager for Hertel, Chemical park Delfzijl. Teijin Aramid

Professional Registrations
Certified Industrial Hygienist and Safety Engineer (SKO)
Qualified for the Dutch offshore activities (Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association)


Other activities
Saxion Hogeschool IJselland;
- Lecturer for the module safety in education for industrial hygiene
- Lecturer for the module hand-arm and whole body vibrations
- Lecturer for industrial ventilation
- Lecturer Ergonomics, University of Amsterdam (up until 2006) 
- Lecturer for Noise and Vibration


- Dutch
- English
- German