The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is accepting applications for the 2014/15 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.
The CCOHS Council of Governors established this annual scholarship initiative in 2002 in memory of Dick Martin, a former Governor and tireless advocate for the health and safety of workers. Martin held many elected positions over the years representing workers including president of United Steelworkers Union Local 6166 in Thompson, Manitoba. He went on to become President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour and Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress.
The Dick Martin Scholarship Award
Students currently enrolled, either full-time or part-time in an occupational health and safety (OHS) related course or program at an accredited Canadian college or university leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in OHS.
$3000—two awarded (one each to an eligible college and university student)
January 31, 2015
As part of the evaluation criteria for the Dick Martin Scholarship, applicants must submit an essay exploring one of the following topics:
How would you work to solve and create awareness about workplace violence?
Research an existing or emerging hazard or risk and focus on how to identify, assess and control the hazard.
The Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) and many others subscribe to this hazard-based approach to workplace health and safety. WHSC training ensures participants learn about the many ways to identify, assess and eliminate hazardous working conditions.
The WHSC also offers additional resources focused on specific hazards ranging from workplace violence and diesel exhaust to shift work and working at heights.
The WHSC also supports a number bursaries for students currently enrolled in labour studies programs at a number of Ontario post-secondary institutions.
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