PhD research candidate Reza has reached the ‘pinnacle’ of the profession in less than six years.
He has achieved IOSH Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH) status so quickly because of his work to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) and his commitment to IOSH.
Reza has supported fellow members in their professional development, mentored numerous OSH practitioners and is also helping to shape the industry through his role as an IOSH Council Member.
'I see myself as an advocate of the OSH profession,' said Reza.
'The world-class CFIOSH membership also provides recognition of, and access to, a brilliant, progressive career pathway'
'Achieving Chartered Fellowship through rendering exceptional service was my long-term vision and a dream come true.
'The world-class CFIOSH membership also provides recognition of, and access to, a brilliant, progressive career pathway.'
OSH was Reza’s first-choice career and he joined IOSH in 2014, sharing the Institution’s vision of a safe and healthy world of work. After a variety of hands-on roles, he switched his attention to research at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. His focus is on reducing musculoskeletal injuries – one of IOSH’s six priority areas.
Reza has always made time for volunteer activities and past positions include being vice-chair of the Qatar branch and an executive committee member of the Hazardous Industries Group. In 2018 he received the President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2018 for services to OSH.
He added: 'I have worked relentlessly to support IOSH’s core values – enhance, collaborate and influence. Gaining CFIOSH is not only the pinnacle for me but motivation to continue this work in various volunteer capacities.'