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Youth video contest launched

By COS Staff
| www.cos-mag.com

A video contest has been launched by the provincial and federal governments to give young people a chance to showcase workplace safety and worker rights.

The second annual It’s Your Job…Workplace, Rights, Camera, Action! youth video contest encourages secondary school students to submit an original video about the importance of workplace safety. The first place prize is $1,000 and another $1,000 for the winner's school.

“The contest is a great opportunity to raise awareness about workplace safety among young people,” said Nancy Guptill, P.E.I. Workers Compensation Board chair. “By using video as a platform, students are able to share important safety messages in compelling and creative ways.”

Using the theme, "Don't let your first job be your last," participating students must create a two-minute video that explores the topic of health and safety in their first job. Among other things, they may want to consider training, the safety gear, the importance of asking questions, the need to understand workplace hazards, the right to refuse unsafe work — or how to balance work, home, family, and a social life, said WorkSafeBC.

The contest deadlines varry across the country. Visit the website of your provincial ministry of labour for more information.

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