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SAFE Work Manitoba has announced the winners of its 2019 youth contest: Norm the Safety Contest: Make Safety the Norm.
The Make Safety the Norm contest encourages Manitoba high school students to be their schools' safety superheroes and create projects that help educate young workers about safety at work and their worker rights and responsibilities. For 2019, the theme was "there's no room for bullying at work" and the contest received 14 project entries from 17 high school students. Entries included safety videos, posters, infographics and a multi-media comic strip display.
"On behalf of SAFE Work Manitoba, I'd like to commend this year's winners for demonstrating exceptional safety leadership by coming up with creative and engaging ways to educate their peers on the importance of staying safe at work," said Jamie Hall, Chief Operating Officer, SAFE Work Manitoba. "The Make Safety the Norm contest judges were impressed with the level of talent and skills displayed in this year's winning entries."
Contest Winners – 2019
First place: Safety is Not A Joke (video)
This year's first place winner is a team of students from Miles Macdonell Collegiate who created a video highlighting the importance of choosing safety in the workplace and incorporating the theme "there's no room for bullying at work" in a creative way – for example, wearing the proper personal protective equipment, and keeping safety a priority despite what your coworkers might be doing.
The winning team consists of Jacob Markham, Etienne Loney, Erik Wiebe, Bennett Sidloski and Meghan Rempel. For placing first, the winning team will receive $2,500, and $2,500 for their school, Miles Macdonell Collegiate.
Each year, an exceptional video from SAFE Work Manitoba's Make Safety the Norm contest is submitted to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety's (CCOHS) national video contest: Focus on Safety. We are proud to announce that the team from Miles Macdonell Collegiate's video also won first place at the national contest in May.
Photo (L-R): Etienne Loney, Bennett Sidloski, Jacob Markham, Erik Wiebe, Meghan Rempel
Second Place: Stop Bullying in the Workplace
The second place winner is Jaren Ducharme for her poster "Stop Bullying in the Workplace", which details what bullying is, and the negative effects it can have on a worker. The poster creatively highlights the ways you can make a difference and stop bullying from happening in the workplace. Jaren wins $1,500 and an additional $1,500 for her school, Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.
Third Place: You Can Stop Bullying in the Workplace
Tanner Hamin-Marsh wins third place for his "You Can Stop Bullying in the Workplace" poster highlighting how we can all work to prevent bullying in the workplace. Tanner will receive $1,000 and has won an additional $1,000 for his school, Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.
Photo (L-R): Jaren Ducharme, Graphic Arts teacher Jason Bilous, Tanner Hamin-Marsh
Honourable mentions: "Know Your Rights" video submitted by students from Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate and "Bullying Stops Here" multi-media display submitted by a student from Glenlawn Collegiate.
"SAFE Work Manitoba would also like to thank all the teachers and schools throughout our province who encouraged their students to create such innovative projects, and in the process taught them about safety at work – including the importance of preventing harassment and bullying," said Hall. "By making safety a part of your curriculum, you are helping to ensure the safety of our next generation of workers."
For more information about the Norm the Safety – Make Safety the Norm contest, visit: https://www.safemanitoba.com/Resources/Pages/Norm-the-Safety-Contest.aspx
About SAFE Work Manitoba
SAFE Work Manitoba – a division of the WCB, is dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness. Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.
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For Media Enquiries: Darlene Muise Manager – Communications WCB Manitoba and SAFE Work Manitoba 204-954-4864; 1-855-954-4321, ext. 4864www.wcb.mb.cawww.safemanitoba.com
SAFE Work Manitoba — a division of the WCB is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.