High School Students Awarded for Their "Speak Out for Workplace Safety" Videos
OKLAHOMA CITY--- Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborn and the Oklahoma Safety Council presented awards to the winning workplace safety videos produced by high school students from multiple Oklahoma schools. The week of April 18th – 22nd has been proclaimed “Speak Out for Workplace Safety Week,” by Governor Kevin Stitt.
The first-place award went to Luke Hallum from Muldrow High School, second place went to Sarah Lindley, Keegan Rice, Lindsey Woodrow, and Olivia Clift from Norman North High School and third place went to Maci Miller, Evelyn Sturgill, and Rylee Wyrick of Mooreland High School.
Speak Out for Workplace Safety is a program where teachers educate their students about teen job rights and responsibilities. These lessons can then inspire the students to enter a public service announcement video contest about workplace safety. The award-winning student-produced videos are presented at the Oklahoma State Capitol and are used throughout the year to teach other teens about safety on the job.
“Student involvement through this innovative contest has increased awareness across the state about safety in the workplace,” stated Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborn.
The video contest is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Labor and the Oklahoma Safety Council with sponsors DUIT Holdings Inc., and Oklahoma One-Call System, Inc. (OKIE 811).
The Oklahoma Department of Labor is tasked to help ensure fairness, equity and safety in Oklahoma workplaces through ethical behavior, conscientious guidance and loyal service to Oklahoma's employers and employees. Additionally, the department provides oversight and regulation for key industries ensuring the protection of the public. Visit www.ok.gov/labor for more information.