WorkSafe Sask. announces Youth Video Contest Winners

Regina, SK – WorkSafe Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Youth Video Contest. Saskatchewan students in Grades 9 to 12 were invited to create a two-minute video with the theme, “Focus on Safety” to help students learn more about workplace safety.

The 2018 Youth Video Contest winners are:

This year, WorkSafe received 21 entries from 12 schools across the province. Entries were judged on their technical merit, adherence to safety regulations, creativity and overall safety message. A panel of five people scored each entry – an Occupational Health officer, a representative from the Motor Safety Association and three WCB staff.

“The winning video surfaced by a significant margin due to the fact that is adhered to all of the qualifications,” said Kevin Mooney. WCB’s Director of Prevention. “It scored top marks from the judging panel for its presentation of the WorkSafe message and technical components.”

Filmed in an actual workplace, a movie theatre, MacKenzie and Tremblay’s video portrayed where a young person might work and the hazards they might encounter on the job.

“They demonstrated a real situation of workers walking by a hazard without addressing it and then took the opportunity to reshoot the scene to show how the hazards were addressed,” said Mooney.

WorkSafe Saskatchewan will present the winning videos at the annual NAOSH week luncheons in Regina and Saskatoon on May 7th and 8th.

Saskatchewan’s first-place winning team, Hannah MacKenzie and Nathan Tremblay from Humboldt Collegiate, advance to the national contest hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). CCOHS announces the winners of the national contest during NAOSH week (May 7 to 13), including National Fan Favourite. Fan Favourite is chosen by public votes, and Saskatchewan teams have won this prize for the last five consecutive years.

Voting for National Fan Favourite runs from Thursday, April 26 to Thursday, May 3.

To vote for Hannah and Nathan, click here
You can also access the contest to vote using the French links  or Facebook

Quick facts:
• WorkSafe Saskatchewan first hosted the Youth Video Contest in 2010 to help students learn more about workplace safety and give them a way to show their fellow students, parents and employers what they have learned. This is the ninth year of the contest.

• For WorkSafe Saskatchewan winning videos, the teams and the schools win a cash prize:
Team / School
First $1,000 / $1,500
Second $750 / $1,000
Third $500 / $750

• CCOHS’ National Fan Favourite wins a cash prize of $1,000

• Past National Fan Favourite winners:
o 2017 National Fan Favourite: Focus on Safety, Clavet, SK
o 2016 National Fan Favourite: Workplace safety, it’s your job, Clavet, SK
o 2015 National Fan Favourite: A Second Thought, Foam Lake, SK
o 2014 National Fan Favourite: Just Ask!, Humboldt, SK
o 2013 National Fan Favourite: A Workplace Dream, Foam Lake, SK

• National videos placing first, second and third in CCOHS’ Youth Video Contest win cash prizes of $2,000, $1,500 or $1,000, with a matching amount for the school.

• Visit WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s website for past winning videos

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Pilsner
Senior Marketing Manager, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
Phone: 306.787.4651 or email jpilsner@wcbsask.com

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