Video Contest Awards Prizes to "Healthy and Safe" Students

The WSIB and the Ministry of Labour raise awareness of workplace health and safety with the "It's Your Job" Student Video Contest

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - For the third consecutive year, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is partnering with the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MoL) to co-sponsor the "It's Your Job" student video contest in Ontario.

"Our responsibility to young workers starts with workplace health and safety education," said Elizabeth Witmer, WSIB Chair. "The first step in creating safer workplaces is equipping students with the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed at work."

Contest participants are encouraged to submit a creative video to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job. Themes can include topics such as: advice on how to ask employers and co-workers questions about workplace safety without fear or embarrassment; a message to employers on how it is okay for youth to ask them questions about workplace safety; or any other health and safety messages students wish to convey.

The annual competition is hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and is open to all provinces and territories, to raise awareness of workplace health and safety amongst secondary students across Canada. The top Ontario video will be entered in the national contest to compete against secondary school winners from across the country.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st Place: $2000 for the entrant(s), $2000 for their school
  • 2nd Place: $1500 for the entrant(s), $1500 for their school
  • 3rd Place: $1000 for the entrant(s), $1000 for their school

Contestants can submit videos until the contest closes on March 3, 2017. The contest is open to current Ontario secondary school students. For more information please visit our contest webpage.

SOURCE Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

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For further information: Christine Arnott, WSIB Public Affairs, 416-344-4202, Christine_arnott@wsib.on.ca

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