Hazard Emergency Management International is managed by CJ Manjarres-Wahlberg. CJ was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1978. Growing up with a love of ships and aircraft and strong family history of military service, he entered the Royal Australian Navy in 1996. Serving a combined 11 years active and reserve service in the Navy aboard three major fleet units deploying throughout the Asia-Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans. CJ served operationally on two humanitarian peacekeeping operations and in the Southern Ocean area of operations. He was also fortunate to spend time underway aboard U.S. Navy and Royal Navy fleet units with his final 2 years of service in a joint military environment with the Army. His service in the Merchant Navy part-time since has included a variety of research and support vessels.
Since leaving the military CJ has worked in a variety of safety, emergency management, and senior management/leadership roles. He has completed several postgraduate degrees including, at the Australian Catholic University in the field of OHSE Management, the University of South Australia in Organisational Safety & Human Factors, Asset College in Strategic Leadership, and postgraduate programs at the University of Tasmania with the Australian Maritime College in Applied Science. His ability to adapt to dynamic and challenging environments has allowed him to work on a number of key projects at sea and ashore in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and Singapore.
CJ is a Certified Chartered Risk Manager, Certified Safety Professional, Fellow of leadership and management, Specialist of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, and current Chair of the International Special Interest Group of the same institute. He is also an Associate of the College of St George, St Georges House Windsor.
Additionally, CJ is a current panel advisor to the University of Wollongong’s O.H.S. Master’s degree, a committee member of the Construction Logistics & Community Safety-Australia (CLOCS) program with Monash University in Melbourne and is an active member of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
CJ has worked in the field (boots on the ground) in remote locations experiencing the day-to-day issues and hardships of remote, offshore and maritime environments, therefore understanding the unique challenges and requirements individuals and supporting organisations can face as a result. A proven communicator and solution-focused professional CJ has developed robust site-specific systems to address the requirements of clients with a diverse range of environments, needs and cultures providing services including:
- Training & Induction program design, development & implementation;
- Behavioral Based Safety programs;
- Risk Management, Assessment & Hazard reduction measures;
- Green / Brownfield site OHSE system set-up and design and implementation of site-specific policies, procedures, and guidelines;
- Emergency Management systems & governance;
- Helideck Safety systems to CAP437;
- Offshore Helicopter Safety;
- Maritime & Vessel Safety;
- Integrated Safety Management systems; and
- Integrated Safety & Emergency Management systems.
Additionally, CJ has been published in the United Kingdom ICDEM journal ALERT regarding off-shore helicopter rescue 2018, Antarctic emergency management 2019 and the Beirut Port Explosion in 2020. The paper he wrote on the MV Rhosus which carried the explosives which detonated in the Port of Beirut in 2020 was re-published by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, London in May 2021.