Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

WCB launches video contest for high school students

February 01, 2018

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has launched its annual high school video contest. With a theme of Focus on Safety, P.E.I. high school students are encouraged to produce a two-minute video on workplace safety for a chance to win $1,000 and another $1,000 for their school.

 

The video contest is part of a nation-wide initiative of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The Prince Edward Island winning entry will be automatically entered in the national contest in April. Last year, provincial winners Ben MacMillan and Jacob MacDonald from Morell Regional High School won 2nd place in the National youth video contest, with total prize winnings of $2500 and an equivalent amount awarded to their school.

 

The WCB also encourages graduating high school students to consider applying for the Safety Matters Award. This $500 award is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated an understanding of occupational health and safety principles, and has taken the initiative to apply them in school or at their workplace.

 

“These students are our future workers and employers and by teaching them about workplace safety habits at a young age, before they enter the workplace, we can start them on the right path,” said WCB Chair Stuart Affleck. “This contest allows students an opportunity to be the teacher and to become ambassadors for safety in the workplace.”

 

Video submissions will be accepted until March 30, 2018. For more information, including rules and contest entry forms, visit the WCB website at wcb.pe.ca/workplace/contest.

 

Safety Matters Award applications are due by May 1, 2018, and more information can be found at www.wcb.pe.ca/Workplace/YoungWorkers.

 

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Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or lsteeves@wcb.pe.ca