For the tenth consecutive year, Oregon high school students created videos to foster awareness about workplace safety – all with the central message, “Speak up. Work safe.” The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) sponsors the annual video contest to engage teen workers, who are twice as likely to be injured on the job, according to federal studies.
This year’s finalists are:
“Memories” – Summit High School, Bend
“Phone Drones” – Parkrose High School, Portland
“Regrets” – West Albany High School, Albany
“Safety Joe” – Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis
“The New Guy” – Dallas High School, Dallas
“The Silent Condition” – Sprague High School, Salem
“Welcome to Recyc Corp” – Parkrose High School, Portland
The top seven finalists are now posted on YouTube for viewing:
The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500 and will earn a matching amount for their school. O[yes] organizes the contest, which is sponsored by Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local Oregon chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, Hoffman Construction, Central Oregon Safety & Health Association, the SHARP Alliance, the Construction Safety Summit, Northern Lights Theatre and Pub, and SafeBuild Alliance.
The large screen viewing of all finalist videos and awarding of cash prizes will take place next month at Northern Lights Theater in Salem. Learn more.