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Oregon Young Employee Safety Video Contest Winners

  Salem, Oregon

Four Lake Oswego High School students took home first-place honors and $500 for their public service announcement promoting young worker safety and health. Piers Dennis, Derek Sturman, Owen Madin, and Devin White created the 45-second video titled "Texting and Driving." With the use of special effects, the PSA depicts an accident that occurs when a pizza delivery driver is texting with friends. Lake Oswego High School also won a matching amount of prize money.
 
The other winners are as follows:
 
Second place ($400):
Drew Corrigan, Sam Calarco
Sisters High School, Sisters
"Save a Friend. Work Safe."
 
Third place ($300):
Zack Farrell, Zach Colton
Summit High School, Bend
"Death Drive"
 
The creators of the top videos were presented their awards Saturday, April 2, during a special screening at the Northern Lights Theatre in Salem. The contest was designed to increase awareness about safety for young people, with the theme of "Save a Friend. Work Safe." Students were asked to create a video with a teen job safety and health message using the concept of, "Speak Up!" as the main focus of the video. The videos were judged on creativity, production value, youth appeal, and the overall safety and health message. You can view the Top Ten 2011 videos on YouTube now.

O[yes] received 27 entries from all over the state.

The contest is organized by the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]). Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), Liberty Northwest, and the Greater Portland Construction Partnership sponsor the contest.