Nominations open for the David Bland Memorial Award

The recpient will be announced at the HSABC’s 2018 Annual Convention being held April 26–28.

Vancouver (15 Feb. 2018) — Do you know someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of occupational health and safety, improving the lives of their fellow memberes of Health Sciences Association of B.C.(HSABC/NUPGE)? Consider nominating them for the David Bland Memorial Award. 

Award honouring HSABC/NUPGE member killed on the job

In 2005, David Bland was killed at his workplace by a former client. David worked as a vocational rehabilitation counsellor at Richmond Mental Health.  His tragic death served as a somber reminder that more needs doing to prevent incidents of violence in the workplace and to protect health and social services workers on the job.  To honour David, and to recognize the efforts of health and safety advocates, the HSABC Board of Directors established the David Bland Memorial Award.   

Do you know a current HSABC/NUPGE member who:

  • demonstrates leadership in the area of occupational health and safety,
  • is an effective role model and advocate for the health and safety of HSABC/NUPGE members and
  • has taken initiative on a specific local issue in order to improve the health and safety of HSABC/NUPGE members at their workplace?

Deadline for nominations is February 28

Consider putting their name forward for consideration. Please complete the application form here and return it to ggrigg@hsabc.org by Feb. 28, 2018. You can view the past recipients here.

Nominations will be reviewed by HSABC’s Occupational Health and Safety Committee.The recepient will be announced at the HSA’BCs 2018 Annual Convention being held April 26–28.

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