Bluefield student honoured
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.