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Top 10 Under 40: Meet Matthew Nasby

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August 17, 2021
By OHS Canada

Health & Safety Human Resources Young Workers 2021 Awards Top 10 Under 40

Matthew Nasby, 37, is a COR manager at the Alberta Construction Safety Association 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.

Matthew Nasby: COR manager at the Alberta Construction Safety Association in Edmonton, age 37

Currently the COR manager at the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) in Edmonton, Matthew Nasby has been a dedicated workplace health and safety professional for 19 years.

He holds both the CRSP and CSP designations, alongside other certifications.


Nasby led the way during COVID-19 for the ACSA, ensuring the company’s plans and protocols were up to speed with recommended guidelines.

“We were all in unchartered waters on how to navigate what the immediate future would hold — even today,” he said. “Day-to-day workload looked very different from what we were all used to. Switching to being in the office to working remotely basically on the flip of a switch was something we thought would be a very difficult thing to do.”

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Nasby praised his team and colleagues for their work through the pandemic.

“What I love the most about my work are the teammates I get to work with every day,” he said. “They hold the same values I have when it comes to OH&S and helping others.”

Nasby has many moments of significance through his early career. He was just 26 when he earned his CRSP certification.

In 2016, he was the only Canadian on a North American working group of 20 that developed the competency blueprint for the Safety Management Specialist

A year later, he received the MySafeWork David Ellis Award for demonstrating strong worker participation and employee engagement.


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