OHS faculty member Reza Mehboob becomes the youngest-ever Chartered Fellow at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

The University of Fredericton (UFred) would like to congratulate UFred faculty member Reza Mehboob for becoming the youngest-ever Chartered Fellow with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

In order to be named a Fellow, IOSH requires the individual to have been a Chartered Member for at least five years. After five years, the IOSH searches for members who stand out and who have gone “above and beyond” in their Occupational Health and Safety careers.

Reza has utilized IOSH’s Continuing Professional Education program to expand his knowledge, while also mentoring other OHS professionals and holding a position as an IOSH Council member. For Reza, helping others is an important element of an OHS professional’s career and can help to more positively shape the OHS industry.

“It is every OHS professional’s dream to be a Chartered Fellow of the Royal Chartered body, the world’s largest membership organization for health and safety professionals. Thus, my passion for OHS is driven by my desire to go above and beyond the call of duty, putting health, safety, and wellbeing first in all matters, and assisting aspiring OHS professionals by helping them to develop their careers in OHS.”

The title of Chartered Fellow requires significant work and dedication. When asked what he believes to be some key factors that contributed to him achieving this designation, Reza pointed to his drive to create a safer world, and the support of his mentors and students, as major contributors to his success.

“One of the keys to achieving this symbol of professional excellence is never stopping dreaming, learning, and striving to make the world a safer place to live and work. Moreover, my mentors and OHS students provided me with the opportunity to be a part of their OHS learning journey, which contributed significantly to this prestigious achievement.”

In terms of becoming not only a Chartered Fellow, but the youngest ever, Reza said, “I am honoured to become the youngest-ever Chartered Fellow, which acknowledges my dedication to the profession, passion for community service, and leadership during difficult times. What is even more intriguing is that I am the only Canadian recipient, coming from Fredericton, New Brunswick.”

Congratulations, Reza, on becoming achieving your Chartered Fellow designation with IOSH!