The 2014 O[yes] Contest Opens!

You may recall seeing Safety: the Musical - last year’s 1st place winning video produced by students from Salem Academy. The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people. Students must create a 90-second or less video with the overall theme of Speak up. Work safe.

The contest is organized by the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]). CROET (soon to be the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences) is joined by other contest sponsors including Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Liberty Mutual, Hoffman Construction, Central Oregon Safety & Health Association, the Labor Education and Research Center, SHARP Alliance, Oregon Health Authority, Daily Journal of Commerce, and SafeBuild Alliance. We are pleased to collaborate with organizations across Oregon as we recognize the importance of educating and engaging young people in conversations about workplace safety.

O[yes] seeks other organizations and individuals who would like to participate in O[yes] initiatives. Contact us if you’d like to learn more.

And spread the word about this contest to high school students¬† – public, private or home-schooled. Oh, and don’t forget to mention the winning prizes – cash awards from $300 to $500 for the student producers with matching funds to their school. The deadline for submissions is February 3, 2014.

Resources:
Press Release about Contest
2013 Winning Videos
O[yes] website
CROETweb Topic: Young Workers

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Dede supports the Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET) and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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