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Picture it! Safe workplaces for everyone.

OSHA is pleased to announce the winners of our Picture It! Safe Workplaces for Everyone photo contest.

Thank you to all who submitted their images of workplace safety and health. Please visit the DOL Flickr page to see additional contest submissions.

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, OSHA held the Picture It!: Safe Workplaces for Everyone photo contest. The contest challenged anyone with a passion for photography to capture an image of workplace safety and health and share it with OSHA. In response, OSHA received more than 300 submissions portraying a wide range of industries and activities.

At the same time, OSHA held a second contest challenging OSHA staff to submit their images of workplace safety and health. More than 50 submissions were received for this internal contest.

Winners were selected by an expert panel of judges that included Earl Dotter, photojournalist; Carl Fillichio, the Department of Labor’s Senior Advisor for Communications and Public Affairs; Kathleen Klech, photography director for Condé Nast Traveler magazine; and Shawn Moore, the chief photographer for the Department of Labor. OSHA extends its thanks to these judges for their generosity and their critical expertise.

Below you will find the winning photos for each of the contests, as well as several other notable entries.

Public Contest Winners

1st Place
Aaron Sussell, Cincinnati, Ohio
1st Place Public contest
"This is a great captured moment that tells the story of workplace safety. These men are perfectly covered up in hats to protect themselves from the sun. They are using proper tools and protecting themselves with gloves and foot coverings."
-- Kathleen Klech, Photography Director, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine and Photo Contest judge
2nd Place
Roberto Carlos Vergara, Charlotte, North Carolina
2nd Place Public contest
3rd Place
Roberto Rodriguez, Mesquite, Texas
3rd Place Public contest
Honorable Mentions from the Public Contest
The below photographs also received strong consideration from the judges.
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Koralie Hill, Oakland, CA Roy Berke, Sacramento, CA Paul Navarrette, Riverside, CA
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention  
Wally Reardon, Pulaski, NY Jorge Intriago, Columbia, SC  

OSHA Staff Winners

1st Place
Elena Finizio, Braintree, Massachusetts Area Office
1st Place OSHA Family contest
"This image has visual drama that is conveyed instantly through color and strong graphic organization. The heat of the workplace process is strongly emphasized against the more neutral colors of the surrounding group. Personal protective equipment is seen clearly because fill light has opened up detail in the shadowed areas effectively. Each member of the team works in concert with one another to accomplish the hazardous task at hand."
-- Earl Dotter, Photojournalist and Photo Contest judge
2nd Place
Steve Baranowski, Braintree, Massachusetts Area Office
2nd Place OSHA Family contest
3rd Place
Frank Wenzel, Washington DOSH
3rd Place OSHA Family contest
Honorable Mentions from the OSHA Staff Contest
The below photographs also received strong consideration from the judges.
Honorable Mention from the OSHA Family Honorable Mention from the OSHA Family
Keith Tsubata, Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health McClelland Davis, Washington DOSH

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