“Speak up. Work safe.” video contest finalists announced

Eleven videos created by high school students from across the state were picked as finalists in the 2015 video contest.

Original News Release

March 19, 2015

Finalists named in high school safety video contest

Eleven videos featured on YouTube

(Salem) – High school students across the state created videos that are full of drama, humor, and interesting characters to increase awareness about workplace safety with the 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.

The top 11 finalists are now posted on YouTube for viewing (click on 2015 video submissions):

 

The finalists are:

  • “Gone Mobile” – South Salem High School
  • “Horrible Bosses” – St. Helens High School
  • “Lorenzo’s Blog” – South Salem High School
  • “Shop Safety of Horror” – Benson Polytechnic High School
  • “The Cutting Edge” – Sunset High School
  • “Think Safely – It Couldn’t Hurt” – Benson Polytechnic High School
  • “This is My Scar” – South Salem High School
  • “This is You”- Benson Polytechnic High School
  • “Training Day” – St. Helens High School
  • “Work Safety for Teens” – La Pine High School
  • “Workplace Safety” – South Wasco County High School

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] hosts 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 Theater, and SafeBuild Alliance.

The contest, open to all high school students in Oregon, also features the tagline “Work shouldn’t cost you your future.” Students were tasked with creating a 90-second video based on the concept of speaking up about hazards at work. The videos were judged on creativity, originality, youth appeal, production quality, and message.

Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event at Northern Lights Theatre in Salem on May 2.

For contest information, go to http://youngemployeesafety.org/contest. On social media, follow the contest conversation with the tag #Oyesvideo.

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