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SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? enters the semi-final round
Thursday, February 5, 2009


St. John’s, NL   Game one of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, semi-final round was played today at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, between Elwood High of Deer Lake and Menihek High of Labrador City.  

SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, is a trivia game designed to educate high school students about workplace health and safety. It was developed by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), in partnership with the Department of Education and Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Youth (FINALY!).  

Elwood High defeated Menihek High School by a score of 170 to 0. Menihek wagered all their points during the final question. A second semi-final game will be played at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre on February 25, 2009 between Lewisporte Collegiate and Carbonear Collegiate.  

“Over the past five years, some 5,368 young workers between the ages of 15 to 24 have been injured on the job in Newfoundland and Labrador, and three young workers have died,” said Leslie Galway, CEO of the Commission.  “If we enhance the education and awareness of young worker safety, collectively everyone will help save a life and find a safer way every day.”  

Winners of the SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? semi-finals will advance to the final round on May 8, 2009, at Holy Heart of Mary Auditorium St. John’s, where they will compete for $15,000 in scholarships and cash prizes for their schools.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Manager of Communications and Event Planning
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Telephone: 709-778-1566, 709-689-9279 or 1-800-563-9000

 

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