Video Contest Challenges Students to Speak Out for Workplace Safety
OKLAHOMA CITY--- The annual “Speak Out for Workplace Safety” video contest is underway. The contest encourages educators to teach students about safety in the workplace, as well as employment laws and rights. Students use their creativity to produce videos promoting public awareness about workplace safety.
The 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.
“Young workers are twice as likely to be injured on the job. These videos increase awareness and the importance of workplace safety for students, many who have not had much experience in the workforce,” stated Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborn. The Oklahoma Department of Labor’s Child Labor Unit focuses on educating middle and high school workers to identify workplace hazards and unsafe working conditions, benefitting themselves and their future employers.
The contest is open to high school students (grades 9-12) across Oklahoma. Participants should incorporate creativity along with ways for young workers to protect themselves at work. The top three winning videos are eligible for cash prizes.
Contest ntest winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 21, 2022, at the Oklahoma State Capitol
The deadline for submissions is March 9, 2022
The video contest is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Labor, the Oklahoma Safety Council, DUIT Holdings Inc., and OKIE811.
For more detailed information about the contest, visit the Oklahoma Department of Labor website or call (405)521-6591.