2015 O[yes] Video Contest Kick Off

The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) announces the 2015 high school safety video contest. The theme?  Speak up. Work safe. Work shouldn’t cost you your future.

While we know many students don’t begin creating their videos until closer to the Feb. 2, 2015 deadline, it’s a great opportunity for educators, parents and employers to strategize about engaging students in this discussion. See the press release.

The contest is organized by O[yes] and sponsored by Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Hoffman Construction, Central Oregon Safety & Health Association, the Labor Education and Research Center, the SHARP Alliance, Oregon Health Authority, the Construction Safety Summit, Northern Lights Theater, and SafeBuild Alliance.

Young worker safety has been identified as a top priority by all of these sponsors and partners. A number of Oregon and the Workplace Blogs have addressed young workers. Partnering organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and beyond continue to seek and test effective training and interventions to keep our “under 25” crowd safer and healthier at work.

What’s particularly exciting about this year’s video contest is that it parallels the unveiling of the O[yes] “new and improved” website. Check it out now for resources for young workers, employers, educators, and parents. And share the contest with high school students you know!