2013- Young Worker Safety and Health Poster Contest

Young Worker Safety and Health: Situational Awareness Poster Contest

This year’s theme is “situational awareness.”

Situational Awareness Phone

Situational awareness is all about being aware of what is going on around you: where you are, where you are supposed to be, who is working around you, and if there are any potential hazards surrounding you. Situational awareness not only affects your own safety and health, but it also affects your co-workers.

 

For young workers just entering the job- it is not only critical that your employer provide you with the proper knowledge, training, and tools to do each job or task safely, but it is important that you take a moment to become aware of your surroundings before beginning any job.

 

About the Contest

We are excited this year to collaborate with Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc., Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, and the Office of Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner’s 2013 Environmental, Health, and Safety Conference to create a contest designed to not only promote jobsite safety and health for young workers, but to also promote safety and health as a career pathway. The contest will run from March 1, 2013 through April 15, 2013, and is open to any Georgia Resident who is between the ages of 14 and 24. Visit www.youngworker.gatech.edu for more information on how to enter.

Your mission is to create an engaging, positive poster that promotes increasing situational awareness on the job.

The poster should highlight one aspect of knowing what is going on around you:  

  • Reporting hazards to a supervisor
  • Decreasing distractions, such as smart phone use
  • Getting training before working around or with tools or equipment on a jobsite
  • Being aware of any unusual threats to the workplace posed by other individuals entering or passing through a jobsite

Prizes and Awards:

·         Grand Prize: $600 will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner.  The winner and a companion (e.g. parent/ guardian/sponsor) will be invited to participate in the 2013 Georgia Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference, which will take place the week of September 10-13, 2013. The winner and a companion (e.g. parent/guardian) will have their travel expenses paid for the trip. 

·         First Place Prize: $300 will be awarded to the 1st Place winner.

·         Second Place Prize: $100 will be awarded to the 2nd Place winner.

To enter the contest, download our informational packet and application for instructions:

http://www.youngworker.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/contest_flyer_and_entry_form_final.pdf.

 

A special thanks to our Partners and Sponsor:

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