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Video contest promotes workplace safety

It’s no secret that teenagers are savvy and creative when it comes to using technology and the Internet. Worksafe Saskatchewan wants to reward the students who excel at video production and self-promotion.

The Worksafe Saskatchewan Youth Video Contest invites all students in Grade 9-12 to produce a two-minute video that focuses on workplace safety and promotes the most effective ways to stay safe while on the job. A greater awareness of safety practices helps Saskatchewan achieve Mission: Zero, which means zero injuries, zero fatalities and zero suffering.

By submitting a video, students are eligible to win one of three cash prizes – first-place prize is $1,000 – and have a shot at representing Saskatchewan in a national contest for extra money. That student’s school would also win a cash prize.

Saskatchewan has had solid representation on the national stage and has won the fan favourite award the past four years. Last year, Clavetworksafe-sask-video-contest Composite School placed third and won an extra $1,000.

Did you know that three young workers in Saskatchewan die every year from a workplace accident, and close to 6,000 are injured on the job? Engaging youth and focusing on safety before they enter the workforce makes them more knowledgeable and aware of potential risks on the job.

The deadline to submit a video is March 31, 2017. Promote the contest and a video with hashtags #YVC2017, #Focusonsafety, and #MissionZero.

Visit www.worksafesask.ca/youth/teachers/youth-video for contest rules and guidelines.

 

 

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