Category: Safety

Taking Care As We Age – Preventing Senior Falls
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Taking Care As We Age – Preventing Senior Falls

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. According to The National Institute for Aging, one in three people over 65 falls every year. Aging causes changes in balance, mobility, and sensory awareness that often leads to trips or falls. These incidents can be dangerous for older adults living alone. Many seniors depend on emergency services for help during...

Staying Safe On The Road This Summer
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Staying Safe On The Road This Summer

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. Summer is a surprisingly dangerous season for driving. In fact, August 2nd is the deadliest day of the year for car crashes, Bloomberg reports. It turns out sunny skies and an influx of vacationers on the road increases the risk of car accidents. The nice weather causes drivers to let their...

Prevent Summer Injuries: Know The Signs of a Concussion
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Prevent Summer Injuries: Know The Signs of a Concussion

It’s estimated that as many as 3.8 million concussions occur in the United States each year across a number of competitive sports and recreational activities. They occur in all sports with the highest incidence in football, hockey, rugby, soccer, and basketball. This summer, we want to help you prevent summer injuries like TBIs by knowing...

4 Tips for Propane Safety
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4 Tips for Propane Safety

With summer on the way, there’s no doubt that you’ll be heading for the barbeque and some delicious grilled foods pretty soon. For most of us, propane powers our grills as it’s safe, economical, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. Whether you get it from a portable tank or it’s piped into your home, here are 5...

What To Do When A Child Has An Allergic Reaction
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What To Do When A Child Has An Allergic Reaction

Allergic conditions are the most common health issue that children face in North America overall, and as children spend time outside, and in recreation programs and camps, allergies that are often well managed at home can become a concern. With that in mind, let’s look at what to do when a child has an allergic...

5 Resources for Concussion Education
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5 Resources for Concussion Education

Concussion management is a key consideration for sports organizations everywhere. As we learn more about the damage caused by brain injuries like this, we can do more to mitigate them and help athletes suffering to recover safely and as completely as possible. There are many resources for concussion education, and here are five for you...

Tips To Help Seniors Live Independently
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Tips To Help Seniors Live Independently

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. Roughly 90% of seniors intend to age in place after turning 65, USA Today reports. Ageing in place means to stay in your existing home for as long as possible and avoid moving to assisted living or a care home. If you have an elderly parent who wants to maintain...

First Aid Training for Teens
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First Aid Training for Teens

We don’t have to tell you how important first aid training is for anyone – at the very least it’s a skill that’s valuable in almost any situation, and in any walk of life. There’s plenty of training available for adults looking to learn a new skill or re-certify themselves – the American Red Cross...

Create an Evacuation Plan In 5 Steps
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Create an Evacuation Plan In 5 Steps

Evacuation plans are designed to get you to safety and quickly and efficiently as possible, and it’s always best to have a plan for everywhere you spend your time – at the very least, for most of us, that means developing a plan for our homes and our place of work. The latter might be...