Here’s an opportunity for the arts-prone grade-schooler in your life to show his/her stuff to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, a wide a collaboration of the FMCSA and various work safety and law enforcement organizations. The “Be Ready. Be Buckled” art contest for children is now in its fourth year, asking children to enter with some kind of expression in artwork of the importance of the basic safety practice of buckling up. Winning posters from 2010, by sixth-grader Adam Carr (Tampa, Florida) and second-grader Vijeyta Revankar (Seabrook, TX), are pictured here.
Any child from kindergarten age up to 6th grade with a relative working in trucking or busing is eligible to enter. Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 28, 2011. Instructions on entering follow, and for the full entry form and address to mail it to, download the entry pdf.
“Be Ready. Be Buckled.” – Safety Belts Save Lives
The contest is held in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (May 1-7, 2011) celebrations aimed at increasing awareness about work safety. The “Be Ready, Be Buckled” art contest focuses on urging truck, bus and all drivers to buckle up to save lives and reduce injuries. This year’s theme focuses on the motto “Safety Belts Save Lives!”
Children with a relationship with individuals or organizations in the trucking and bus industries can participate as per entry requirements.
Artwork that best illustrates “the importance of commercial motor vehicle drivers buckling up” with the overarching message “Safety Belts Save Lives” will win the grand prizes in each of the two age categories.
The winners of this contest will be honored at the ninth-annual ASSE kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2011, as part of the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off events.
When creating your work of art think about these questions:
The subject of the artwork entry is to be the student’s personal expression of the importance of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers buckling up.
Participation: Entrants are divided into two categories by grade:
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.