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O[yes] 2020 Video Contest
Students in Oregon: Speak up. Work safe.
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Due February 7th, 2020 - The Oregon young employee safety coalition (O[yes]) is looking for video entries that will inspire young workers to do at least one thing differently to stay safe on the job. Your video must include the theme: “Speak up. Work safe.” and educate young workers about the importance of speaking up in the workplace.

Why are they focusing on speaking up? Because a VitalSmarts, Silent Danger study of more than 1,600 workers, managers, and safety directors found that 93 percent of employees say their workgroup is currently at risk from “accidents waiting to happen” because people are unwilling or believe they are unable to speak up about workplace dangers.

Here are some reasons why speaking up is especially important for young workers:
 Are more likely to perform a variety of tasks that they often aren’t trained to do
 Switch jobs more frequently than adults
 Want to prove they can handle tasks – even if they aren’t safe
 May not ask questions to avoid looking inexperienced, or because they feel intimidated
 Lack the years of work-related experience that adult workers have
 Receive training that is hard to relate to for their age or ability
 Are often left to work with little or no supervision
 Are still developing physically, so chemicals and repetitive motions can cause lasting harm
 Work for employers that are not always aware of child labor laws, including restrictions on working hours, conditions, and prohibited/hazardous occupations or operations intended to protect young people.

Your video’s theme must promote the importance of speaking up to avoid getting hurt on the job.

Entries should be no more than 90 seconds in length.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

First Prize
$500 + a matching prize for your school

Second Prize
$400 + a matching prize for your school

Third Prize
$300 + a matching prize for your school

Eligibility
Any student between the ages of 14 and 18 who lives in Oregon can enter.

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