Information published on 4 December 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 322.

ILCAD 2012 campaign awarded “Silver” in the highest “Campaign” category at the “International Safety Media Awards” on 4 October in Wellington, New Zealand at Safety 2012, the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

  • Safety
  • Level Crossings

The “International Safety Media Awards” is a contest that recognises efforts to use different forms of media to present powerful safety and injury prevention messages to the public (mostly children and young people).

The conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion is held biennially under the auspices of the World Health Organisation (WHO). It brought together the world’s leading injury prevention and safety researchers, practitioners and advocates, to build knowledge and strengthen the fields of injury prevention and safety promotion worldwide.

The Safety 2012 Conference was organised by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ), and the University of Otago’s Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU). There are also numerous partners and colleagues in New Zealand, Australia, and internationally who contributed to the planning and success of the conference.

Among all ILCAD activities in 2012, including the 2nd UIC drawing contest for children on level crossing safety, visit our website: www.ilcad.org and watch our ILCAD 2012 video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaA6lB7dBJA&feature=share&list=ULOaA6lB7dBJA

We are also proud to announce that one of our ILCAD partners “Operation Lifesaver Canada” won a prize in two other categories at the 2012 International Safety Media Awards.

Visit their rail safety website for kids, olkids.ca that was awarded “Gold” in the “New Media” category. Their YouTube video, depicting the deadly consequences of taking a shortcut across railway property, was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Ultra Short Video category:
http://www.operationlifesaver.ca/general/2012/11/operation-lifesaver-wins-gold-at-the-2012-international-safety-media-awards/

Please note that ILCAD 2013 (International Level Crossing Awareness Day) will take place on 7 May 2013 in the framework of the 2nd Global UN Road Safety Week (from 6 – 12 May 2013 worldwide).

You may join free of charge, as all activity is on a purely collaborative basis, and help the railway community to reduce this level of operational risk that we face at the interface with the road sector.

For further information please contact Isabelle Fonverne: fonverne@uic.org

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