O[yes], the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition, sponsors this annual video contest seeking entries that will inspire teens to do at least one thing differently to stay safe on the job. The group looks for videos that will motivate other teens to think about the importance of speaking up for safety in the workplace, and awards $500 to the winning producer with a matching prize to the student’s school. Second and third cash prizes, also with matching school awards are also awarded.
As safety and health professionals and researchers, we know that it is equally important that employers appropriately train and communicate with all employees, particularly focusing on new and younger employees. We applaud those employers who support this contest, and share the winning videos through their safety training and meeting networks.
Visit the O[yes] video contest website to learn more about the contest and its requirements, the contest financial sponsors, and visit the O[yes] YouTube page to see winning videos from previous years.
OccHealthSci Topic: Young Workers