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Booth Memorial High wins SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life final
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18, 2010  

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL The final game of season two for SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life, was played today at the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts in Grand Falls-Windsor, between Booth Memorial High of St. John’s and E.A. Butler All-Grade School of McKays.  

After an exciting hour of friendly competition, Booth Memorial High defeated E.A. Butler All-Grade School by a score of 380 to 350 to win the competition and capture $10,000 in participant scholarships and cash for their school.  E.A. Butler All-Grade School takes home $5,000 in scholarships and cash prizes for their school.  

SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life is a TV-style game show designed to educate high school students about workplace health and safety. It was developed and funded by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), in partnership with the Department of Education.  Launched in October 2008, participants in the show have been awarded over $50,000 in prizes, scholarships and cash for their schools.  

The show is truly an innovative and creative way to raise awareness among our young people about workplace safety,” said the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education. “As the knowledge of workplace safety grows among students, so will their ability to keep themselves and their peers safe at work. I offer congratulations to all our partners whose hard work has created this dynamic learning tool.”   

 “The health and safety of our young people in the workplace is a serious issue,” said the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment. “This project is a wonderful way to educate our young people, promote safe workplace environments, and remind everyone in the community that young people play a vital role in the prosperity of our province.” 

“Workplace accidents and illnesses affect not only workers, but employers, families and communities,” said Leslie Galway, CEO of the Commission. “We must all play a role to ensure that every working person in Newfoundland and Labrador goes home healthy and safe at the end of every working day.”  

For further information, please contact:  

Kathy Dicks-Peyton, ABC**
Manager of Communications and Event Planning
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Tel: 709-778-1566
Fax: 709-778-1117
Email: kpeyton@whscc.nl.ca 

** ABC - Accredited Business Communicator

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