HAMILTON, ON (May 5, 2014) – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is pleased to announce the two winners for its 2014 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. This annual, national award is open to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety program at an accredited Canadian university or college.
The two winners, who each receive $3,000, are Jodie Chadbourn (Ontario) and Kathy Lee (Saskatchewan). Their academic institutions, the University of New Brunswick and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, also each receive $500.
As part of the evaluation criteria for the award, applicants submitted essays on one of two topics - a prevention essay on workplace violence, or a technical essay on an existing or emerging hazard or risk of their choice. Jodie Chadborn’s essay on near miss reporting and eliminating risks, and Kathy Lee’s essay on hazard controls for violence prevention, both showed a thorough understanding of the subject matter.
Scholarships are awarded to each student during North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week (May 4-10, 2014) to focus the attention of working Canadians, workplace safety and health partners, the general public as well as students who have chosen occupational health and safety as a profession, on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.
About the Dick Martin Scholarship Award
In the spring of 2002, CCOHS’ Council of Governors established an occupational health and safety scholarship fund in the memory of Dick Martin, a past Governor on the CCOHS Council and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.
More information about the Dick Martin Scholarship Award is available on the CCOHS website.