Ontario student wins 1st place in national safety video contest

Ontario student wins 1st place in national safety video contest
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has announced the winners of the annual It’s Your Job! Youth Video Contest.
The video contest challenged high school students across the country to use their creativity to produce an original video that could be used in social media to illustrate to younger workers the importance of working safely on the job.

The winners of the 2015 contest were:
First place: “Rewind”
Brycen Roy, Trenton High School
Second place: “Dangerous Game of Dress Up”
Dakota Breau, Sanford Collegiate
Third place: “Heat”
Brooke Fusick, Wood Street Center
Fan Favourite: “A Second Thought”
?Joel Kereluke and Luke Halyk, Foam Lake Composite

Winners received $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place, and each winning school received a matching prize. The winner of the Fan Favourite category received $1,000.

Twenty-four entries were accepted for national consideration from 11 provincial and territorial contests. The videos entered into the national contest were judged by a panel of three judges: Steve Horvath, president and CEO, CCOHS; Shirley Hickman, executive director, Threads of Life; and Amber Kells, a workplace injury survivor.

“The judges and I were inspired by, and impressed with, the creativity and calibre of the videos submitted. Each one had an important message, and I congratulate each of the students, and the winners, on helping raise awareness of the importance of being safe in the workplace,” said Horvath.

The winners and links to all of the winning videos are posted on the Young Workers Zone: www.ccohs.ca/youngworkers/video_contest.html.