Educators include teachers and anyone else tasked with educating the next generation of safe workers. Teachers spend a significant amount of time with future workers and can play an important role in teaching them about their worker rights and responsibilities, as well as the importance of speaking up if they feel unsafe at work.
SAFE Work Manitoba encourages educators to make working safely a part of your lesson plans, whenever possible. This can include encouraging students to participate in one of our contests, such as the farm safety drawing contest for kids aged 6 to 12, or our Make Safety the Norm Contest for youth in high school.
Educators can also request free safe work presentations from SAFE Workers of Tomorrow for their classes.
Did you know?
- SAFE Workers of Tomorrow, also known as SWOT, is a team of occupational safety presenters that travels to schools and other places where young Manitobans come to learn. SWOT delivers presentations to help equip our province's young workers with safety and health information to keep them safe upon entering the workforce.
- Each year, SAFE Workers of Tomorrow reaches more than 40,000 students through their presentations throughout the province.
- SAFE Work Manitoba's Make Safety the Norm Contest not only awards students with cash prizes for coming up with innovative projects that help educate fellow students about safe work practices, but also awards schools with matching prize money. Those students who submit video submissions to our contest could also be entered into the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety's video contest for a chance to win even more money.