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SAFEWork NL's - Who Wants to Save a Life? Junior and senior high semi-final action continues
Monday, April 16, 2012


Excitement is heightening as season four of the youth game show SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? nears the final round of competition.   

Tomorrow, April 17, the western junior high semi-final will be played at 10:30 am in Benoit’s Cove between St. Peter’s Academy and St. James Regional High of Port aux Basques.  The senior high western semi-final will take place at 9:30 am on Thursday, April 19, in Rocky Harbour, between Gros Morne Academy and Henry Gordon Academy of Cartwright.  

The winners will advance to the finale, scheduled for May 2, at Empire Theatres Studio 12 in St. John’s. Over $20,000 in scholarships, prizes and cash for schools are up for grabs this season.  

SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? is a fast-paced trivia game developed by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation to reach youth with occupational health and safety messages.  

“Over the past five years over 5,000 workers between the ages of 15-24 have been injured on the job throughout Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Leslie Galway, Commission CEO.  “Every young person who has participated in this game show will help save a life because they have enhanced their education and awareness of young worker safety. In fact, as a result of a greater focus on education and awareness by youth, their co-workers and employers, we have seen lost-time incidents, medical aid, and fatalities notably reduced. Our province’s youth are better prepared from an occupational health and safety perspective and 2011 statistics demonstrate fewer youth are injured in the workplace.”  

Serving approximately 12,000 injured workers and over 17,500 employers, the Commission is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers fair compensation to injured workers and their dependants.  

For more information on SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? visit our website at: www.safeworknl.com.

Serving approximately 12,000 injured workers and more than 17,500 employers, the Commission is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Chris Flanagan, Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Telephone: 709-778-1590 or 709-728-7869
E-mail cflanagan@whscc.nl.ca
Website www.whscc.nl.ca


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