WSIB Awards Winners of the 2009 Student Video Contest

    Road to Zero Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Runs through Every
    School and Workplace in Ontario

    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Today, Jill Hutcheon, Workplace Safety and
Insurance Board (WSIB) President & CEO, honoured the winners of the WSIB's
annual Student Video Contest.
    It's important that young people know about their rights and
responsibilities in the workplace now, as thousands of young workers are set
to begin summer jobs across the province. It's even more critical given the
statistics - every year, close to 10 young Ontario workers, 15 to 24 years of
age, lose their lives.
    The WSIB's annual Student Video Contest provides students a chance to win
cash prizes for themselves and their schools by creating videos for their
peers about the importance of workplace health and safety. High school
students from across the province made this year's contest a great success,
submitting over 130 creative and thought-provoking entries.
    "Today's summer students are tomorrow's leaders and decision makers,"
said Hutcheon. "I applaud the commitment of every student who entered the
contest for helping to get the message out that all young workers have to
think and act safely, and remember their rights and responsibilities: Refuse
unsafe work; Wear proper safety equipment; and Demand proper training."

    The 2009 Student Video Contest winners are:

    First Place ($2,000 each for winning video and school):
    "Stay Connected"
    Alec Bell, Ryan Beechey and John Lee
    Paris District High School, Paris

    Second Place ($1,500 each for winning video and school):
    Ryan Quesnelle
    St. David Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo

    Third Place ($1,200 each for winning video and school)
    "Workplace Safety"
    Sam Mantini
    Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, Caledon East

           Winning videos can be viewed online at

    Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) plays a key role in
the province's occupational health and safety system. The WSIB administers
no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers and is committed
to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. The WSIB provides
disability benefits, monitors the quality of healthcare, and assists in early
and safe return to work for workers who are injured on the job or contract an
occupational disease.

For further information:

For further information: Christine Arnott, WSIB Media Relations, (416)

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