Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

Commentary and news on occupational health and safety for young workers.

 

Contest Winners Announced

Grand Prize Poster Winner

Winners Announced for Contests Co-Sponsored by The Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at the College of the Mainland, the Georgia Struck-By Alliance, and the Georgia Youth Alliance

 

The Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute partnered with the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at the College of the Mainland, the Georgia Struck-By Alliance, and the Georgia Youth Alliance to sponsor a Public Service Announcement Video Contest focused on young worker safety and health and a Poster Contest focused on increasing awareness of work zone safety and “Struck By” hazards (i.e. distracted driving and texting while driving). FabEnCo, Inc. – The Safety Gate Company generously donated funding for the contest prizes and the travel expenses for the Grand Prize winners and a chaperone to travel to Washington D.C..

 

The Grand Prize winners participated in activities sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) for the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) activities, which were held on May 2, 2011. For more information about NAOSH events go to www.asse.org/naosh11. A link to view the winning posters and videos will be available after the NAOSH week activities.  Eric Beeler (age 16)- from Centennial High School located in Roswell, GA won the Grand Prize for the Public Service Announcement Video Contest  His video is titled “You’re not Alone.”   His teacher is Dr. Thomas Washburn.   The first place video winning team is Akelah Martin and Rashad Rodney, and the second place video winner is Aisha Davis.   Tam Huynh (age 17) and Raymond Zettlemoyer III (age 15)- from Charles Drew High School located in Riverdale, GA won the Grand Prize as a team for the Struck- By Poster Contest.  Their Architecture and Design Teacher is Mr. Arnold Drake.  Their poster is titled “Get the message.”  The first place poster winner is Darriel Holloman, and the second place poster winner is Alexandra Hinson with her poster.