Blue­field stu­dent hon­oured

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CLASSIFIEDS/COMMUNITY -

The Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion Board (WCB) has an­nounced that Jor­dan Samp­son is the re­cip­i­ent of this year’s Safety Mat­ters Award, rec­og­niz­ing a grad­u­at­ing high school stu­dent for oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety ex­cel­lence at school or in the work­place.

The award was pre­sented to the Blue­field High School stu­dent at the WCB An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing held on June 18.

This year’s win­ner was de­scribed by his teacher as a well­rounded, mo­ti­vated stu­dent and a great role model for his class­mates. His teacher also noted that Jor­dan is an en­thu­si­as­tic young man with nu­mer­ous tal­ents, who takes great pride in learn­ing new things.

While em­ployed at a lo­cal gas sta­tion, Jor­dan took a propane safety course and re­ceived his Class KLP Gas Li­cense. He vol­un­teers with Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity where proper equip­ment is manda­tory and safety is al­ways top of mind when us­ing power tools, lad­ders and stag­ing.

Through a car­pen­try course, Jor­dan helped in the con­struc­tion of a house. As part of this class, stu­dents were ex­pected to be fa­mil­iar with safety rules and reg­u­la­tions and had to pass a safety test. He also par­tic­i­pated in the P.E.I. Skills Canada com­pe­ti­tion in Summerside where he earned a bronze medal, as well as in a youth fo­rum at the 2015 pro­vin­cial Oc­cu­pa­tional Health and Safety Con­fer­ence.

“Jor­dan is an ex­cel­lent role model for his peers and a great am­bas­sador for the Safety Mat­ters Award,” said Sharon Cameron, WCB CEO.

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