OHS Canada Magazine

Top 10 Under 40: Meet Evan Edbom

Showcasing OHS Canada's award winners for 2020


Evan Edbom, 39, is director of safety (student transportation group) at Pacific Western Transportation in Calgary.

OHS Canada is proud to highlight 10 men and women under 40 who exemplify the best of Canada’s occupational health and safety profession.

Our Top 10 Under 40 consists of inspiring young men and women who represent every aspect of the safety sector, and love what they do.

To acknowledge and highlight each winner’s contributions, OHS Canada will feature two of our winners each week over the coming month.

Evan Edbom: Director of safety (student transportation group) at Pacific Western Transportation in Calgary, age 39

A willingness to be flexible and take on responsibilities outside his comfort zone are two primary factors in Evan Edbom’s success.

“I might not have entered the safety field in the first place, if I wasn’t willing to take on new duties to help my company,” says the CRSP currently overseeing a national portfolio in passenger transportation.

Edbom’s career in safety began when he accepted a project co-ordinator position. When a designated safety contact was required on-site, he accepted the dual role responsibilities. The rest is history.

Alongside his regular duties, Edbom is involved on the advisory council of Partners in Compliance, an Alberta transportation partnership. He is a member of the BCRSP qualifications review committee and serves as an industry mentor. Previously, he advised Alberta’s labour minister on health and safety matters as a member of the provincial occupational health and safety council.

“Helping to grow other professionals is very rewarding to me, whether it is direct reports, operational leaders or new OH&S practitioners in the industry,” said Edbom.

“I have always strongly encouraged and supported team members to develop new skills and take on new challenges. Seeing some of those junior professionals that have worked with me move on to manager and director roles themselves, is one of my favourite parts of my career so far.”


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