Media Advisory - How Can "Simon Says" Teach Students about the Dangers of Workplace Noise?

WSIB to host interactive booth at Skills Ontario Competition

TORONTO, April 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The WSIB is partnering with Skills Ontario to raise awareness and promote health and safety among Ontario students considering a career in the skilled trades. "Simon Says Hear This" is an interactive game for students that will illustrate how difficult it is to perform even simple tasks when you cannot hear.

This builds on our recent campaign to raise awareness about the cumulative effects of noise induced hearing loss -

More than 2,300 Ontario students will take part in dozens of skilled trade and technology contests at the 28th annual Skills Ontario Competition.

WHEN: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto

Skills Ontario is a non-profit organization that promotes skilled trades and technologies, with a strong safe-work focus which aligns closely with the WSIB mandate to promote health and safety education. For more information:

Follow us on Twitter: @WSIB and @WSIBPRESIDENT and Instagram: wsibontario

SOURCE Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

For further information: please contact: Lisa Beaton, 416-344-2179,


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