News Release Moncton student takes first prize in video contest

May 7, 2019

From left to right: Monique Hébert-Savoie, principal of l’École l’Odyssée ; Brigitte LeBlanc-Miller, WorkSafeNB; Macey Thibeau, first place winner; Frédérick Harrison, teacher; and Laragh Dooley, acting director of Communications WorkSafeNB

From left to right: Monique Hébert-Savoie, principal of l’École l’Odyssée ; Brigitte LeBlanc-Miller, WorkSafeNB; Macey Thibeau, first place winner; Frédérick Harrison, teacher; and Laragh Dooley, acting director of Communications WorkSafeNB

If only we could hit rewind on a real workplace accident…

For Macey Thibeau, of Moncton, reversing steps in a workplace procedure is possible and educational – through video.

The École L’Odyssée high school student, chose to showcase how important it is to wear personal protection equipment around loud machinery in her video titled “La sécurité des écouteurs”.

Her work earned her top prize in WorkSafeNB’s 2019 Focus on Safety Youth Video contest. The contest engaged New Brunswick high school students to create a two-minute video that showcases how they focus on safety.

“All the entries were creative and showed great ingenuity,” said Douglas Jones, WorkSafeNB president and CEO. “I commend all the high school students who took the time and effort to show their commitment to health and safety.”

Winners are as follows:

First place: La sécurité des écouteurs (in French only)
Macey Thibeau
École L’Odyssée, Moncton

Second place: Choose Your Own Adventure
Hope Steeves
Faith Christopher
David Wood
Caledonia Regional High School, Hillsborough

Third place: La sécurité (in French only) 
Alexy Leger
Anthony Roy
Aiden Calvert
École Louis-J.-Robichaud, Shediac

The judging committee thanks all participants who entered.

See all three winning videos on WorkSafeNB’s YouTube site.

The first-place winner received $1,000, with a matching prize going to her school; the second-place winning team received $750, with a matching prize going to their school; and the third-place winning team received $500, with a matching prize going to their school.

Macey Thibeau’s video was entered in the national contest hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

WorkSafeNB has hosted a youth video contest for seven years.

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