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SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? semi-final round continues
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

St. John’s, NL Game two of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, semi-final round was played today at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre, between Lewisporte Collegiate and Carbonear Collegiate.  

Lewisporte Collegiate defeated Carbonear Collegiate by a score of 410 to 0. Carbonear Collegiate wagered all their points on the final question. Lewisporte Collegiate will now advance to the final game against Elwood High of Deer Lake, on May 8, 2009, at Holy Heart of Mary Auditorium in St. John’s, where they will compete for $15,000 in scholarships and cash prizes for their schools.   

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!).   

“The Commission’s goal is to foster a culture of safety in our province where workplace accidents are unacceptable, particularly with our youth workers,” said Leslie Galway, CEO of the Commission. The message behind this contest is very serious, and young people entering the workforce need to know the importance of workplace safety. 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.  If we collectively enhance the education and awareness of young worker safety, everyone will help save a life and find a safer way every day.” 

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