OHS Canada Magazine

Top 10 Under 40: Meet Tanner Konrad

Showcasing OHS Canada's award winners for 2020


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

Tanner Konrad, 25, is a safety adviser at Mattamy Homes 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 for the next five weeks.

Tanner Konrad: safety adviser at Mattamy Homes in Calgary, age 25

For the last three years, Tanner Konrad has been leading the safety charge at Mattamy Homes in Calgary.

His work in overseeing the company’s provincial safety culture has been steady in an ever-changing world of safety.

Konrad chose the profession because of its growth trajectory and the many opportunities to adapt within the field.

“Early in my career, I found a passion for safety and believed the profession would suit me well,” he said. “At the beginning, I overcame challenges that assured me it was the right fit for myself.”

“Among the most challenging was striving to guide and educate someone to follow proper protocol or procedure and lead them into doing something that they ultimately do because they want to — not because they have to.”

Konrad sits on various committees with BILD Calgary, and is a force in driving health and safety for residential construction in the Calgary region. He has previous experience at EllisDon.

The most gratifying part of his work is witnessing a shift in mentality towards a stronger safety mindset, he said.

“I am glad to be a part of a profession that is ever gaining traction and will be the backbone of many companies’ successes for generations to come.”