Canada – Occupational Health and Safety Students Invited to Apply for Scholarship

Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. 

Two scholarships worth $3,000 each will be awarded to one university student and one college student pursuing their education in a field related to occupational health and safety. CCOHS will also award $500 to each of the winning students’ academic institutions.

To apply for the scholarship, post-secondary students are required to complete an online application, submit a cover letter outlining their aspirations of obtaining a career in the health and safety industry, and a 1,000-to-1,200-word essay on one of two topics related to occupational health and safety:

Prevention Essay: Choose a high-risk workplace hazard. How would you work to solve and create awareness about the issue?

Technical Essay: Research an existing or emerging hazard or risk (coverage may include how to identify, assess, and control the risks).

Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2022. Scholarship rules, criteria, and other guidelines are available on the CCOHS website.

Jennifer Howse

Senior Communications Specialist

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

(289) 442-4057  

media@ccohs.ca 

www.ccohs.ca

Canada – Regional Occupational Centre Society building for the future

Social enterprise constructing new woodworking shop, storage area to expand capacity

July 15, 2021 · Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Organizations that provide training and vocational opportunities for people living with challenges help ensure that Canadians of all abilities have a chance to participate fully in the economy. That is why the Government of Canada is investing to help the Regional Occupational Centre Society (ROC Society) of Port Hawkesbury to expand its vocational space and allow members to gain valuable work experience in a safe environment. 

Federal government supports economic inclusivity

Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, announced a non-repayable contribution of $73,076 to the ROC Society. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This investment will support the construction of a three-room workshop, which will house a dedicated woodworking area that will be accessible year-round. This new space will streamline production and create up to six vocational opportunities for individuals with disablities. It will also help the ROC Society meet growing local demand for its wood products, crafts and gift items in its storefront location. 

Investments like this one demonstrate the Government of Canada’s commitment to build a stronger and more resilient Canada, and create opportunities for diversity and inclusion in the country’s workforce.

Hong Kong – Occupational safety and health training courses open for applications

Occupational safety and health training courses open for applications

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     The Occupational Safety and Health Training Centre of the Labour Department (LD) will launch a wide range of occupational safety and health training courses in the second half of 2021. The courses aim to enhance the working population’s awareness of occupational safety and health, as well as their understanding of the legal requirements and standards stipulated in occupational safety regulations.
 
     The training courses cover a wide range of topics, including:
 

  1. Major Safety and Health Regulations related to Industrial Accident Prevention
  2. Safety Management Regulation cum Safety Inspection Programme and Accident/Incident Investigation
  3. Safety Regulations related to Risk Assessment
  4. Major Safety Regulations related to Accident Prevention in Office Work
  5. Industrial Accident Cases Analysis and Related Safety Regulations
  6. Safety Regulations on Working in times of Inclement Weather and Hot Environment
  7. A Brief Introduction to Safety Regulations related to Working on Construction Sites cum a Brief Introduction to Codes of Practice related to Working on Construction Sites
  8. Safety Regulations on Working at Height and a Brief Introduction to Safety Regulations related to Electrical Work on Construction Sites cum Codes of Practice on Scaffolds
  9. Lifting Appliances and Lifting Gear Regulations cum Codes of Practice for Safe Use of Cranes
  10. Major Safety Regulations related to Renovation, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition Works
  11. Major Safety Regulations related to Working in the Catering Trade
  12. Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance and Regulation
  13. Safety Regulations on Manual Handling Operations
  14. Dangerous Substances Regulations
  15. Health Hints on the Use of Computer cum More Exercise Smart Work
  16. Occupational Stress cum More Exercise Smart Work
  17. First Aid in the Workplace (including demonstration of bandaging)
  18. Strategies for the Prevention of Occupational Diseases cum Work and Healthy Lifestyle

     The courses will mainly be conducted in Cantonese at the LD’s Occupational Safety and Health Training Centre, 13/F, KOLOUR‧Tsuen Wan I, 68 Chung On Street, Tsuen Wan. Enrolment is free.

     Application forms are available at the training centre or offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the LD. They can also be downloaded from the department’s website (www.labour.gov.hk/eng/osh/form.htm). For enquiries, please call 2940 7057.

Canada – Recipients of Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Announced 

Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of their 2021 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.

The two recipients, Dave Elniski (University of Alberta) and Annissa Chau (Fanshawe College, Ontario) will each be awarded $3,000. Additionally, their respective academic institutions will each receive $500.

Each year, the Dick Martin Scholarships are awarded to post-secondary students enrolled in either a full-time or part-time program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma, or degree from an accredited Canadian college or university. They are intended to support interest in and encourage the pursuit of careers in the field of occupational health and safety. Scholarship winners are selected by a panel of occupational health and safety technical specialists based on criteria that include submitting an essay on injury prevention or research on a specific hazard and risk.

Information about the Dick Martin Scholarship Award can be found on the CCOHS website: www.ccohs.ca/scholarships.

“Congratulations to our winners, Dave and Annissa. I look forward to following you along your journey in creating safer workplaces for all.”

– Anne Tennier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Jennifer Howse

Senior Communications Specialist

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

(289) 442-4057  

media@ccohs.ca 

www.ccohs.ca