We have WINNERS! It’s Your Job Video Contest: Ontario Secondary School Champions
Congratulations to the winners in this year’s video contest. Each winning entry and their school will receive a cash prize. Teachers: please feel free to show these videos to your students to reinforce the importance of workplace safety.
1st place: $1000 for the students, $1000 for the school
A team of students from Robert F Hall Catholic Secondary School, Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board tell of the impact of workplace injuries.
2nd Place: $750 for the students, $750 for the school
Students from Pine Ridge Secondary School, Pickering, Durham District School Board remind everyone that there’s more to an injury than a statistic.
3rd Place (tie):$250 for the students, $250 for the school
Students from St. Frances Xavier Catholic Secondary School, Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, created “Pinched by Pennies” to demonstrate that poor maintenance of equipment can lead to injuries.
3rd Place (tie): $250 for the students, $250 for the school
“Better together”, a team entry from Michael Power - St. Joseph Secondary School, Toronto Catholic District School Board shows how workplaces and safety go together like cookies and milk.
New collection of resources for student safety education
A 10 page collection [PDF 2.32 mb] of teacher-friendly, classroom-ready interactive safety games, videos, posters and other safety awareness materials was assembled as an update to the Live Safe! Work Smart! resource for cooperative education, but is also well-suited to Career and Guidance, Technical education, and any teacher or subject area looking for fresh ideas to educate students about workplace health and safety and employment rights and responsibilities.
New Employment Standards Challenge
These three case studies will challenge your students to calculate overtime, termination and public holiday pay due to three factious workers using the Ministry of Labour’s new on-line “calculators”. Students enter the facts of the case study in the calculators to determine how much money is owed to the workers. There is a teacher guide [PDF 31 kb] with answers and a student handout [PDF 30 kb]. The activity should take 30 minutes to complete.
The Live Safe! Work Smart! Resources for Cooperative Education and Other Forms of Experiential Learning is available for download in PDF format [3.6 mb]. This resource is designed to address the emerging needs of teachers arising from the Ministry of Education's expansion of cooperative education. It replaces the coop appendix document published back in 2002. Read more...
The 200-page full-colour resource, which is in both print and CD formats, will provide lessons and activities that emphasize the fundamentals of health and safety for students at home, school, work, while volunteering, and at play. All activities are curriculum-based, most meeting multiple cross-curricular expectations. Read more...
If you need to teach students about health and safety, and have students with special needs or students who respond best to visual lessons and simple concepts, you can use our Live Safe! Work Smart! Resources for Teachers of Students with Special Learning Needs.
This coil-bound resource book provides seven simple and straightforward health and safety lessons designed, in consultation with life skills teachers, for use in teaching students who may be deaf, blind, have a learning disability, or simply need a different approach to learning. Read more...