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2021 Safety Innovation Award April 4, 2022
In 2020, OSSGA introduced the Safety Innovation Award, which recognizes innovative practices, programs and projects in Ontario’s aggregate industry. The award honours innovations that improve the health and safety of employees, subcontractors and the public in the areas of OHS management systems, health and safety training, wellness programs and culture.

My Job R-O-C-K-S! Video Contest

September 22, 2013

This summer and fall, OSSGA is inviting all aggregate aficionados to take part in the association’s first-ever video competition. Simply grab your mobile device or digital camera and tell us why you love your job in three minutes or less.
Whether you’re a pit or quarry operator or team member, gravel hauler, equipment supplier, engineer, land manager or consultant – we’d like to hear from you. THE SKY’S THE LIMIT!
The winner(s) will be invited to attend a special screening of their work to over 400 industry representatives, including government agencies and external stakeholders, at OSSGA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February 2014. The winner(s) will also be featured in Avenues magazine and on the OSSGA website.
Does your job rock? If so, read on to tell us about it!

Inspire others to work in the aggregate industry by creating a persuasive one- to three-minute video clip that tells us why you love your job. You can work alone or get a group of co-workers together for a team video. 

Your video can explore a range of aspects of working in the aggregate industry. These may include facts and statistics from our award-winning website, www.theholestory.ca; how you got started; what you do; what part of your job you love the most; what makes your job special (co-workers, special events, charity work, community engagement); and why you would recommend this industry to someone else.
You may also choose to highlight key industry messages or how your job contributes to corporate social responsibility, diversity or sustainability.

Here are some other considerations when planning your video:
  • What kind of opportunities does the aggregate industry offer?
  • How does your job contribute to your community?
  • How do you participate in or contribute to environmentally sustainable initiatives?
  • What role does safety play in your job?
  • How are you fostering innovation, next-generation technologies and conservation?
  • How does the aggregate industry relate to everyone’s day to day lives?
Got something else in mind? Go for it!

Feel free to draw on content from www.theholestory.ca or www.ossga.com in your video.

A panel of judges selected by the OSSGA Education Committee will evaluate all video submissions in consideration of, but not limited to, the following:
  • Ability to inspire others to work in the aggregate industry
  • Quality and accuracy of information
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Adherence to the contest Terms & Conditions
Winning entries will be featured at the OSSGA AGM held in Ottawa on February 26-28, 2014.

Plus, you and/or your video team will win:  
In short, you’ll be a shining example of the best of the aggregate industry.

1. Complete the entry form, print it and include it with your video.
2. Mail or drop-off your video on a CD or USB memory stick at:

5720 Timberlea Blvd., Unit 103
Mississauga, ON  L4W 4W2
Attn:  Cynthia Robinson

Tel: 905-507-0711 ext. 6
3. Alternatively, you can use an online file sharing tool, such as Dropbox (www.dropbox.com), or similar sites to send your video and entry form to Cynthia Robinson.

Due to file size and to ensure your entry is received on time, please DO NOT attempt to e-mail your videos. (Large files will be rejected by the server.)

4. DUE DATE: All entries are due on or before October 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

5. The following supported file formats are acceptable: 


6. Please ensure that your video includes all requisite permissions and does not infringe any copyrights. Consult the Authorization Form and Terms & Conditions before you produce your video.
  • Contest opens August 14, 2013
  • Entries close at 4 p.m. October 18, 2013
  • Judging Panel evaluation process October 21 - December 31, 2013
  • Winner notified after January 1, 2014
  • Awards presented at the OSSGA AGM in Ottawa, February 26 - 28, 2014.
Your videos will be evaluated by a panel of internal and external judges, including experts from the film/media industry. Panel of judges to be announced closer to the contest deadline.

All enquiries can be directed to Cynthia Robinson at (905) 507-0711 ext. 6. GOOD LUCK!

OSSGA would like to thank the Ontario Mining Association for providing materials associated with its
So You Think You Know Mining video contest to help develop OSSGA's MY Job R-O-C-K-S! video contest criteria, forms, terms and conditions.