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Winners announced for Who Wants to Save a Life? workplace safety game show
Thursday, April 11, 2013


ST. JOHN’S, NL The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission congratulates the winners of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? game show, which wrapped up a fifth successful season at  Holy Heart Theatre in St. John’s today. In today’s senior high finale Corner Brook Regional High and Bishops College of St. John’s tied for first place, while Clarenville Middle School defeated Pasadena Academy to take the junior crown.   

SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? is an innovative and creative TV-style game show designed to educate youth about workplace health and safety. It was designed by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission in partnership with the Department of Education. Since its inception, the game show’s workplace health and safety messages have reached more than 20,000 students and teachers. Over that time, the young worker accident rate has declined from 2.0 lost-time incidents per 100 young workers to less than 1.7 incidents per 100 young workers.  

“Using a game show concept to educate young people about workplace safety is innovative and creative,” said Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Service NL and Minister responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission. “This educational initiative reminds everyone that the safety of our young workers is paramount, not only for their protection, but because of the vital role they will play in the future of our province.”  

“Our number one goal is to keep workers safe, now and in the future,” said Commission CEO Leslie Galway.  “Increasing student’s knowledge of workplace safety enables young people to keep themselves and their peers safe at work, at home and at school.”  

Each member of the senior winning team takes home a $1,000 scholarship and $5,000 for their school.  In the junior division, members of the winning team each receive iPads and $5,000 for their school.  Runners up receive iPad minis and $2,500 for their school.  

Since 2008 the Commission, through SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? game show has awarded over $80,000 in scholarships, prizes and cash for schools to help promote safer and healthier workplaces.  

For more information on how your school can become involved in the 2013/14 game show season, please email: colin.fewer@whscc.nl.ca.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: 

Chris Flanagan
Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
709-778-1590, 709-728-7869 or 1-800-563-9000
cflanagan@whscc.nl.ca 


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