We thank our partners at the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) for sharing this blog.
For the first time in the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition contest’s 13-year history, the 2020-2021 contest featured a graphic design category and a new theme. Students were invited to create a 30-90 second video or a graphic design that inspires young workers to think twice about their personal health and safety at work, while highlighting the theme Work. It can be more dangerous than you think.
This year’s finalists came from four high schools spanning across the state: Parkrose High School (Portland), Pendleton High School (Pendleton), Ridgeview High School (Redmond) and Sutherlin High School (Winston).
The top winners in each category were:
Safety – The Virtual Way, Parkrose High School ($500)
Graphic design category:
Don’t Let Your Safety Stumble – Ridgeview High School ($500)
Wire Trip – Pendleton High School ($400)
Dangerous Work – Sutherlin High School ($300)
The first-place winning teams in each category also earned a matching award for their schools.
Check out the winning submissions and video clips from the students on the O[yes] website! Make sure and listen to the artists’ commentary also.
O[yes] mission: Prevent injuries and illnesses to young workers through outreach, advocacy, and sharing resources with young workers, educators, employers, parents and labor organizations.
O[yes] 2020-2021 contest sponsors: SAIF Corporation, Oregon OSHA, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, SafeBuild Alliance, Oregon chapters of the American Society of Safety Professionals, Oregon SHARP Alliance, Construction Safety Summit and Hoffman Construction.
Learn more about O[yes].