image from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius YouTube video announcing PSA contest

Finalists Chosen in HHS Flu Video Contest

The $2,500 cash prize is ready. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' expert panel has chosen 10 flu prevention public service announcement videos as finalists from among 240 entries. The winner gets that prize and will be broadcast on national TV.

The decision is up the American public, which is asked to cast votes through Sept. 16. "The response has been just amazing," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says in her own video at www.flu.gov where she announces the finalists. "There will only be one winner, and you'll decide," she says.

The most amusing finalist involves a chainsaw, while the simplest employs a voiceover and line drawings. The "toothbrush prank" finalist may be the most effective among the 10, while Dr. John D. Clarke's rap may be the best choie for getting young people's attention.

"Keep in mind as you watch the PSAs that we need to reach as many people as we can," the agency's news release states. "We are entering the fall flu season, and the 2009 H1N1 flu could impact all of us, so getting the message out on how we can best avoid the flu is critical. Think young and old; students and mothers; and those most vulnerable -– then tell us which video delivers the flu prevention message best."

Voting on YouTube began at 12:01 a.m. EDT Aug. 29 and continues until 11:59 p.m. EDT Sept. 16.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue