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September 12, 2017
Regina, SK – Lights, camera, action!
WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s annual Youth Video Contest for Saskatchewan students in Grade 9 to 12 is now open. Students who create a safety video have a chance to win some big prizes for themselves and for their school.
The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to learn about workplace safety. By inspiring young people to focus on safety, youth become aware of the hazards around them. They also learn that just like other workers, they have rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Knowing these things can help save their lives and the lives of those nearby.
To enter the contest, students must create a video with the theme, ‘Focus on Safety.’ Students and their school will receive a prize if their video is in the top three selected. The top prize is $1,000 for the team and $1,500 for the school. The first-place winner will advance to the national contest.
The second prize is $750 for the team and $1,000 for the school and the third prize is $750 for the school and $500 for the team.
In the 2017 contest, Clavet Composite School’s video won the National Fan Favourite by receiving the most votes on the national stage. A Saskatchewan team has won National Fan Favourite for five consecutive years, earning each team an extra $1,000.
For more information about how to enter, visit www.worksafesask.com/youth/teachers/youth-video.
To view Saskatchewan’s 2017 winning video, visit:
- In 2016, approximately 3,800 workers between the ages of 14 and 25 were injured on the job in Saskatchewan.
- Saskatchewan legislation requires that youth who are 14 and 15 complete the Young Workers Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) before starting work. For information, or to complete the YWRCC, visit http://www.worksafesask.ca/training/online-courses/young-worker-readiness-certificate-course/.
- Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the province states youth cannot work in certain industries. The list can be found at http://www.worksafesask.ca/youth/employers/
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Social Marketing
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
WorkSafe Saskatchewan is an injury prevention and workplace safety partnership between the WCB and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. Through the partnership, both agencies offer programs and support that help employers and workers develop workplace safety and health programs. You can reach WorkSafe Saskatchewan at 1.800.667.7590. Follow us on Twitter: @worksafesask, YouTube: youtube.com/worksafesask or on Facebook: facebook.com/WorkSafeSK for real-time updates.
Mission: Zero is an initiative to eliminate all injuries in Saskatchewan. Launched in 2008, Mission: Zero drives home the effects of injuries and the importance of safety and injury prevention at home, work and play. The intent behind Mission: Zero is to bring about a significant reduction in the provincial injury rate.