HAMILTON, ONT. — The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recently announced a team of students from Quebec has won the 2020 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.
First place was given to a video entitled Ask Questions, created by producer Roxanne Lagace and collaborators Anne Tardif, Eliane Lebel Lavoie, Lea Filion, Alyson Theberge, Anne-Sara Cousineau, Emmy Ouellet and Sarah-Maude Sirois of Cegep de Riviere-du-Loup, Que.
Workplace Nightmares won second place. The video was produced by Milla Richards, Haley Kutz, Jackson Ali, Nicole Lavallee, Charlotte Brandao, Tristan Fredrickson, Sydney Morris, Brennan McDonald, Ryan Wall, Connor Fletcher and Rudy Kreutzer of Ecole Park High School in Manitoba.
Third place went to the video Irreversible and its producers Conor Madill and Mattias Fardy of Matthew McNair Secondary School in B.C.
The video contest challenged youth across the country to use their creativity to produce an original video that could be used on social media to illustrate to younger workers the importance of working safely on the job, indicates a release.
The winning videos from each of the regional/provincial/territorial contests are entered into the national contest.
Nine entries from the provincial territorial and regional contests were accepted for national consideration. The videos entered were evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of Shirley Hickman, executive director, Threads of Life; Denis St-Jean, director of health and safety, Public Service Alliance of Canada; and Denise Howitt, executive board of directors, Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society.
The 2020 winners and links to all of the winning videos are posted on the CCOHS Young Workers Zone website www.ccohs.ca/youngworkers/video_contest.html.