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2022 Workplace Safety Video Contest

Monday, February 28, 2022

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.

2022 Workplace Safety Video Contest

Teen workers are twice as likely to be injured on the job.  The annual “Speak Out for Workplace Safety” video contest is underway.  The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety for young workers.  Educators are encouraged to teach students about safety in the workplace, as well as employment laws and rights. Students use their creativity to produce videos promoting teen worker safety practices and laws. 

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.

Who can enter?

  • Students enrolled in an Oklahoma high school (grades 9-12) are eligible to enter.

Contest entries must: ·

  • Use the theme by incorporating creativity along with ways for young workers to protect themselves in the workplace.
  • Address a workplace health and safety topic(s) in any industry.
  • Be 90 seconds in length or less
  • Be submitted on flash drive (videos will not be returned) ·
  • The video should be a single file in one of the following formats: MPG4, MOV, MP4, AVI or WMV ·
  • Include a completed entry form.
  • Be sent to the Oklahoma Department of Labor and postmarked no later than March 4, 2022.
  • Be original work (no copyrighted work, including music or footage, will be accepted).
  • Follow all contest rules and guidelines.

 Sponsoring teacher(s):

  • Use any workplace safety curriculum or training program that will allow students to gain a foundation of knowledge and skills to stay safe and healthy on the job. · Encourage your students to take what they’ve learned and create a video PSA (public service announcement) that will be used to teach their peers about workplace safety.
  • The video should not show teens in actual dangerous situations (e.g., working at unprotected heights or working with unguarded equipment) and should not shame employees for getting hurt because employees have a right to report injuries without fear of harassment or discrimination.

 How to submit video entries:

  • Send video (on flash drive only) to the Oklahoma Department of Labor, 3017 N. Stiles, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
  • Entries postmarked no later than March 4, 2022.

Winners:

  • Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three videos.
  • Contest winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 21, 2022, at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
  • All videos submitted will become the property of the Oklahoma Department of Labor.
  • Videos will not be returned.

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 email Lester Claravall or call (405)521-6591

**The Oklahoma Department of Labor and the Oklahoma Safety Council reserves the right to change, update or otherwise amend these rules and guidelines. Updated 7/2021

 

Last Modified on Feb 28, 2022
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