Camren MacLeod, from Charlottetown Rural High School, is this year’s winner of the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Youth Video Contest. Camren received a $1000 cash prize and his school received an additional $1000.
Camren’s video highlights how workers can take charge of their own safety by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), being aware of their surroundings, using equipment only after being trained, following proper procedures and avoiding shortcuts and taking care of their physical health. The video wraps up with a reminder that workers have the right to refuse unsafe work and the importance of asking questions.
View the video – https://youtu.be/I3Emz5FjH_E
“The Youth Video Contest is a fun and educational way of building a safety-first mindset for young workers,” said Danny Miller, the WCB’s Director of Occupational Health and Safety. “We encourage young workers to use their voice and ask questions, learn about workplace safety and hazards, and actively take part in safety training at work. Like all workers, youth can contribute to a culture of workplace safety.”
Every year, the WCB challenges PEI students across the Island to demonstrate their understanding of workplace safety and educate their peers, through an original drama, comedy, documentary, animation or music video. The winning students takes home $1000 and an additional $1000 is awarded to their school. Regional winning entries are then submitted to a national contest organized by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
To learn more about the WCB’s Youth Video Contest and resources for young workers, visit our website at wcb.pe.ca
To learn more about the CCOHS Youth Video Contest, visit their website at ccohs.ca
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