Student videographers focus on workplace safety

CCOHS contest attracts high school teams from across Canada.

WorkSafe Youth Video Contest 2016 third place winner, It's Your Job.

WorkSafe Youth Video Contest 2016 third place winner, It’s Your Job.

HAMILTON — Student videographers from across Canada competing in the Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest (presented by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) trained their cameras on youth safety in the workplace.

Winners of the national contest include: Sarah Mohamed, Rain Cahigas and Daniel McIntyre from Collegiate Institute in Manitoba who took first place ($2,000) with “Safe Work 2016”; second ($1,500) went to “Breakdown” by Raagavi Ramenthiran, Jaclyn Chiu, Jessica Gu, and Morgan McKay at Markville Secondary School in Ontario; and “Workplace Safety – It’s Your Job” by Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault from Clavet Composite School in Saskatchewan won third ($1,000), plus the fan favourite prize ($1,000).

High school students in Canada’s provinces and territories were challenged to produce original videos for social media to show younger workers the importance of safety on the job.

Judges included: Gareth Jones, Acting President and CEO of CCOHS; Shirley Hickman, Executive Director of Threads of Life; and Jim Hopkins, President of CSSE.

The CCOHS is not-for-profit federal corporation based in Hamilton that provides information, training, education and management systems to promote the health and safety of Canadian workers.

See the 10 videos here.

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