Workers Health & Safety Centre

CCOHS accepting applicants for 2015/16 Dick Martin Health and Safety Scholarship

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2015/16 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.
What: The Dick Martin Scholarship Award
Eligibility:   Students enrolled, either full-time or part-time in an occupational health and safety related course or program.
Award:        $3000—one to an eligible college student and one to an eligible university student
Deadline:    January 31, 2016
This national competition honours the memory of Dick Martin—a former CCOHS 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.

As part of the evaluation criteria for this scholarship competition, applicants must submit an essay exploring one of the following topics:
  • Prevention: Choose a high risk workplace hazard. How would you work to solve and create awareness about the issue?
  • Technical: Research an existing or emerging hazard or risk (coverage may include how to identify, assess and control the risks).
For our part, the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) offers resources and workplace training focused on many high risk and emerging workplace hazards ranging from working at heights and toxic substances to work design/ergonomic hazards and workplace violence and harassment.
The WHSC also supports a number of bursaries for students currently enrolled in labour study programs at a number of Ontario post-secondary institutions along with a province-wide competition for students entering their first year of post-secondary education. 
Want to know more about the Dick Martin Scholarship Award?
Want to know more about the WHSC student scholarships and bursaries?
Want to know more about WHSC hazard and prevention resources?
Want to know how the WHSC can help meet the training and information needs of all workers and other workplace parties?
Call: 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative.