News Release Focus on Safety: Student video competition returns

January 31, 2024

WorkSafeNB is pleased to announce its annual Focus on Safety video competition for youth is back! Did you know that young people are three to four times more likely to face job-related injuries in their first six months of employment compared to the average Canadian worker? Inexperience, unfamiliarity with health and safety laws, and a lack of confidence to ask questions contribute to their vulnerability.

That’s why, WorkSafeNB, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, is hosting the "Focus on Safety" youth video contest. We're challenging high school students like you to create a two-minute original video emphasizing the importance of working safely.

New Brunswick Prizes:

1st place: $1,000 + $1,000 for school

2nd place: $750 + $750 for school

3rd place: $500 + $500 for school

And here's the exciting part – win first place in New Brunswick, and you stand a chance to win an additional $2,000 in the national CCOHS contest, plus $2,000 for your school.

Last year’s winning New Brunswick students placed second in the national competition. Check out last year’s winning entries for inspiration.

1st place: Sécurité au travail, Lilianne Gagné and Zoe Robichaud- École Mathieu-Martin, Dieppe

2nd placeLa sécurité notre priorité, Maxime Caissie and Ophélie Robichaud- École Louis-J.-Robichaud, Shediac

3rd place: Premier jour au travail, Stanislav Korobeinikov- École Sainte-Anne, Fredericton


Tips to Maximize Your Entry:

Research young worker safety at and

Get inspired by checking out past winning videos on WorkSafeNB and CCOHS's YouTube sites. Visit   for entries from other provinces.

Plan your video carefully; judges are looking for creativity, impact, message accuracy, persuasiveness, and technical quality.

Ensure your important message isn't drowned out by background noise.

Read the rules carefully to avoid any disqualification.

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Entry Information

Contest Rules

Please note, failure to meet requirements can lead to disqualification.

This competition is open to all New Brunswick high school students, and the deadline for submissions is April 2, 2024.

Let your creativity shine, and together, let's make New Brunswick the safest place to work!


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