OHS Canada Magazine

Top 10 Under 40: Meet Reza Mehboob

Showcasing OHS Canada's award winners for 2020


August 11, 2020
By OHS Canada
OHS Canada
Categories
Health & Safety
Young Workers

Reza Mehboob, 30, is a wellness, health and safety consultant with the Government of New Brunswick.

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 for the next five weeks.

Reza Mehboob: wellness, health and safety consultant with the Government of New Brunswick in Fredericton, age 30

For Reza Mehboob, safety is more than a career. It’s a hobby and a passion.

He chose the profession because it provided an opportunity to interact with front-line employees on understanding risks, calling it “an immense opportunity to serve humanity.”

Mehboob is currently serving the province of New Brunswick as a consultant. He owns a master’s degree in OH&S from the University of Greenwich and is currently working towards his PhD in ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders at the University of New Brunswick.

A CRSP, he has many years of international experience from his work in the U.K., Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Mehboob has served in various leadership roles with the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and other international safety bodies. He is also a board member with CSSE – New Brunswick.

The most rewarding aspect of his work is influencing senior leaders as well as young safety professionals, he said.

“I always ensure that the OH&S management system is sensible and straightforward based on the industry standards and as well as regulatory requirements.”

Mehboob is fuelled by a “never-ending desire” to actively develop and maintain his competency through continuous professional development.