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SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? to be launched at post-secondary level
Monday, November 14, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2011 

ST. JOHN’S - Season 4 of the popular SAFE Work NL youth game show Who Wants to Save a Life? will be launched November 15, 2011 at the Marine Institute’s Hampton Hall in St. John’s. The fast-paced trivia game is part of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission's (WHSCC) youth strategy for reducing workplace accidents and improving occupational health and safety awareness.

Over the past three seasons approximately 10,000 junior and senior high school students have experienced the game show. This year post-secondary students will take part for the first time.  The game show launch will feature teams from the College of the North Atlantic’s first-year Engineering Technology program.  Two games will be played at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.

“Every day in Newfoundland and Labrador, two young workers between the ages of 15 and 24 are injured on the job,” said Leslie Galway, CEO of the WHSCC.  “The Commission’s goal is to empower youth to take action, and to help foster a culture of safety where workplace accidents are unacceptable.”

This year eight post-secondary schools and 27 junior and senior high schools will participate, with $20,000 in scholarships, prizes and cash for schools up for grabs.

Since the initial season, SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships, prizes and cash for schools. For more information on Who Wants to Save a Life? visit our website at www.safeworknl.com.

Serving over 17,500 employers and approximately 12,000 injured workers, 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 FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Chris Flanagan
Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Telephone: 709-778-1590 or 709-728-7869 
www.whscc.nl.ca

 


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