CCOHS National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest 2017

CCOHS National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest 2017

Every year CCOHS holds a national youth video contest to challenge high school students across the country to produce a safety video that could be used on social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job to younger workers.  The contestants and the schools the contestants are from have a chance to win cash prizes, provincial and national recognition as well as a ‘fan favorite’ award.

This year eleven entries were accepted from provincial and territorial contests for consideration at the national level.  They were judged by a panel of leaders from national organizations which were:  Gareth Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of CCOHS;  Shirley Hickman, Executive Director of Threads of Life;  and Perry Ruehlen, Executive Director of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).

The winner of the national contest was shown at the launch of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week in Ottawa.  The public were able to vote online for the ‘Fan Favorite’ among all the entries.

This year, 1st place went to  Zach MacMillan-Kenny from Riverview High School in New Brunswick for his video “The Eye”:

2nd place went to Ben MacMillan and Jacob MacDonald from Morell Regional High School in Morell, PEI for their video “Know Your Limits”:

3rd place went to Rain Cahigas and Sham Abdullah from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba for their video “Your Right to Set Things Right”:

“Fan Favorite” went to Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault from Clavet Composite School in Clavet, Saskatchewan for their video “Focus on Safety”:


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