SkillsUSA SkillsUSA Champions Winter 2011 : Page 16

toolbox Putting Your Safety First Will Help Make You Last P art of being good at what you do is respecting what you do, especially when it comes to safety on the job. Every two minutes, a teen is injured in the work-place, and many of those injuries could have easily been prevented. As a group, identify the main safety concerns in the trade area(s) represented within your class. If you or anyone you know has been injured on the job, share the story. Next, go through each concern and discuss ways to lessen — or even neutralize — each threat. If the discussion is especially enlight-ening, consider entering the National Safety Video Competition, sponsored by SkillsUSA and CareerSafe. First prize is a $2,500 scholarship for the winning student or class and a $5,000 cash prize for the school. For more on the contest, visit: www.skillsusa.org/compete/safetyvideo.shtml . And for more safety information, go to: www.careersafeonline.com . • Carelessness does not bounce; it shatters. — H artman J ule Find the photo, win a prize No, the picture on the left isn’t abstract art. It’s actually a distorted part of another photo in this issue. Find the original photo and send us the page number where it appears to win a SkillsUSA sport duffel bag (first prize) or water bottle (second prize). To enter, e-mail your answer, name, address and phone number to: anyinfo@skillsusa.org (include “Photo Contest” in the subject line). Or, send to: SkillsUSA Photo Contest, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176. One first-and one second-prize winner will be drawn at random from the correct entries. Entries must be received by Jan. 25. Congratulations to last issue’s winners: Baljinder Singh of Milford, Mass., and Don Guffey of Vilas, N.C. • 16 SkillsUSA Champions Winter 2011 Photo: Lloyd Wolf

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