O[yes] kicks off annual high school safety video contest

We are pleased to support the annual “Speak up. Work safe.” video contest! 2019 marks the 11th year the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) has sponsored this contest. The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500, and students will earn a matching amount for their school. Submissions are now open as announced by this week’s press release.

Oregon high school students are eligible and must create a 90-second or less video that inspires young workers to do at least one thing differently to stay safe on the job. The video must include the theme: “Speak up. Work safe.” If you missed last year’s winning video, you can watch it and previous years’ winners on YouTube.

Submissions will be judged on certain criteria, including:
An original health and safety message that appeals to teen workers and safety educators
Overall production value (video/audio quality, acting, and editing)
“Speak up. Work safe.” theme is used effectively

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Videos can be submitted online or mailed. Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event in spring 2019, and winning entries will be posted on YouTube.

View the website for contest information, including rules, tips, entry forms, workplace safety and young worker resources, and a playlist of past finalist videos.

The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) organizes the contest. The sponsors are Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local Oregon chapters of the American Society of Safety Professionals, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, the SHARP Alliance, the Central Oregon Safety & Health Association, the Safe Build Alliance, Hoffman Construction, and Construction Safety Summit.

Additional resources:
Learn more about O[yes]
O[yes] (free) Young Employee Safety Awareness Online Training
2019 GOSH Student/Early Career Day