Nominations open for David Bland Memorial Award

In 2005, David Bland -- a vocationalrehabilitation counsellor and HSA member from Richmond Mental Health -- wasmurdered at his workplace by a former client.  His tragic death served asa sombre reminder that more needs to be done to prevent incidents of violencein the workplace and to protect health care and social services workers on thejob. 

Tohonour David, the HSA board of directors established the David Bland MemorialAward, which recognizes HSA members who have demonstrated outstandingleadership in the area of occupational health and safety and who have made ameaningful difference in the lives of their fellow HSA members.  Pastrecipients of the award are listed on HSAs website at

Doyou know a current HSA member who has:

  • demonstrated leadership in the area of occupational health and safety,
  • served as an effective role model and advocate for other HSA members at their facility with respect to occupational health and safety issues, and
  • taken initiative on a specific local issue in order to improve the health and safety of other HSA members at their workplace?

Ifso, please complete the attached application form and return it to @email by February 28, 2013.

Nominationswill be reviewed by HSAs Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and thisyears award recipient will be announced at HSAs 2013 Annual Convention inApril.

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