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Top 10 Under 40: Meet Darcie Babysh


Darcie Babysh, 32, is an environmental, health and safety adviser at AltaGas in Edmonton.

OHS Canada’s annual Top 10 Under 40 program recognizes the achievements of the newest generation of Canadian OH&S workers.

Now in its second year, this program receives write-in applications over several months, and nominees are judged by the OHS Canada leadership team.

Our 2021 winners will be spotlighted on OHS Canada‘s website through August.

Darcie Babysh: Environmental, health and safety adviser at AltaGas in Edmonton, age 32

In 2019 while off duty, Darcie Babysh used CPR to bring her unconscious roommate back to life. The woman had suffered a heart attack.

For Babysh, who received a Lifesaving Award from St. John Ambulance for her heroic efforts, it was her greatest accomplishment and marked the pinnacle of her time dedicated to health and safety training, which she undertook following the death of her father and grandfather.

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“My passion is helping people in all capacities — in their happy times, stressful times, grieving times — it’s what I do,” she said.

While Babysh started her career as an oilfield medic, today she serves as a health and safety adviser at AltaGas in Edmonton with a goal of not only providing immediate health care when needed, but also teaching injury prevention.

“Learning from others and being a resource for those that are just coming into their career have benefited me the most,” she said. “Safety is best shared.”

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“The most gratifying part of my work is having my co-workers come to me with anything,” said Babysh. “Building the systems and enforcing the practices to make sure they can go home at the end of the day and see their loved ones… (that) makes my heart happy.”

Among her certifications are a CRSP certification, and an OH&S certificate from the University of New Brunswick.


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