Do you have, or know, any high school students? If so, please tell them about the It’s Your Job: Prevention Starts Here video contest! It aims to get young people talking about health and safety at work early on. That’s what I like best about it: many contest entrants will learn about their right to safe workplaces even before they land their first job.
Health and safety is a key front this union fights on for its members. So you can imagine how highly I value a project like this one that will empower and educate young people. And don’t forget to tell them the sweet part: first prize is $2,000 for the entrant, and another $2,000 for their school.
The contest is sponsored by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas
President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union