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Stay up to date on Public Rail Safety


February 22nd, 2018
How many Canadians are killed or injured in railway crossing or trespassing incidents each year? Every year, more than 100 Canadians are seriously injured or killed as the result of railway crossing or trespassing incidents. Almost every one of ...

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Crosswalk Safety


February 22nd, 2018
Please ask yourself, as both a driver and a pedestrian whether you are doing everything you can to maximize your safety, and the safety of others. … be Cautious … be Seen … be Safehttp://www.crosswalksafety.ca/safety-tips/

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Snowmobiles: Safety tips for families


February 21st, 2018
Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity in Canada. But each year, many people are seriously injured while snowmobiling. Head injuries are the leading cause of serious injury or death on snowmobiles. Injury can happen when: the snowmobile hits ...

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Safe Driving - It's Your Call?


February 20th, 2018
Distracted driving is a problem in our country. If you drive with a cell phone, avoid unnecessary calls and always make the driving task your top priority. Here are a few basic safety tips from @CanadaSafetyCSC #DriveSafe ...

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10 Quick Safety Tips for ATV Trail Riding


February 20th, 2018
We love our ATVs here in NL! Riding the trails, getting dirty and exploring the wilderness. Here are 10 Quick Safety Tips for ATV Trail Riding we all should abide by: #ATV #offroad ...

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The Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury Prevention


February 19th, 2018
The Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury Prevention provided by @parachutecanada - Understanding the numbers behind the injuries is key to child & youth injury prevention in Canada. #Injuryprevention Learn more ...

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TOP 10 WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD KNOW


February 15th, 2018
Workplace safety cannot exist on best practice guidelines and policies alone. A safe working environment is based on how well the people, in both management and on the factory floor, adhere to -- and communicate about -- safety standards. The ...

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Safe Kids Week - Save the Date


February 15th, 2018
#SaveTheDate! Mark June 4-10 on your calendars for Parachute Safe Kids Week & bookmark our resource page: http://parachutecanada.org/safekidsweek  #SKW2018

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Remembering - #OceanRanger


February 15th, 2018
@SafetyNL - Remembering the 84 men of the #OceanRanger that never returned home safely to their loved ones. Thank you @GonzagaVikings for honouring them so beautifully every ...

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Safety Tips for Winter Walking - Senior Safety


February 14th, 2018
When the winter air is crisp and the ground is covered with snow, there’s nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season — and walking is one of the best ways to keep fit. On the other hand, winter can be a challenging ...

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Make your home a poison-free zone


February 13th, 2018
Keep all potential poisons locked up and out of reach of children. As your child grows, he becomes increasingly active and can more easily reach and open cabinets. Medicines, cleaning products and other poisons need to be locked in a place high up ...

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ATV Safety Tips


February 13th, 2018
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other off-highway vehicles (OHVs) have become a big part of many families’ lives, both for recreation and work-related activities. They can also be fun to drive, and naturally children are eager to try them out. ...

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Cold winter temperatures: Children are at Risk!


February 12th, 2018
Infants and young children are more susceptible to cold injuries. This fact sheet contains explanations and prevention techniques for two cold injuries – frostbite and hypothermia.Download this Fact Sheet provided by the Saskatchewan ...

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Winter safety: Advice for parents and kids


February 12th, 2018
Winter safety: Winter is a great season for outdoor activities, such as sledding and skating. Cold weather, ice, and snow can be fun but also dangerous for children. The following tips will help parents and children enjoy winter activities safely. ...

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"Green doesn't always mean go!"


February 9th, 2018
Check out this good advice from @CanadaSafetyCSC on recent research on drug-impaired driving. #DontDriveHigh!  #nltraffichttps://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/don-t-drive-high.html

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ATV association wants side-by-side users to buckle up, despite no helmet law


February 8th, 2018
No one under the age of 16 should be allowed to drive an ATV or side-by-side — a vehicle he describes as the same size as a small pickup truck, weighing over a thousand pounds. Seatbelts, helmets, roll bars: All are ...

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Protect Children from Poisoning – National Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24, 2018


February 7th, 2018
Children come into closer contact with their environment than adults by crawling on the floor, picking things up to touch,and by tasting things. Children often explore the world around them by putting things in their mouths. Children are more ...

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Stay Alert Slow Down and Drive according to the Weather Conditions


February 6th, 2018
The weather can be so unpredictable this time of year. If you're planning to be on the roads, check the forecast, carry a first aid kit, and inform someone when you leave. Small efforts can save lives! #nltraffic #nlwx#DriveSafeNL

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RAIL SAFETY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM


February 2nd, 2018
The Rail Safety Ambassador Program recruits Canadians across the country to help spread the word about rail safety. Creating this network of rail safety supporters is critical to increasing awareness and saving lives. There are two ways that ...

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Pedestrian safety - Walk Safe PSA


February 1st, 2018
Pedestrian Safety is everyone's business. Watch this video by @parachutecanada (https://youtu.be/lbPmc3os0KY)and check out their information page on #pedestriansafety.  Parachute has developed a Walk Safe PSA as one of a series of ...

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It's #BellLetsTalkDay! Keep the conversation going!


January 31st, 2018
It's #BellLetsTalkDay!  Keep the conversation going!  Please watch this video  and click the link below for a Toolkit provided by Bell thast can be a great resource:https://youtu.be/xUwyfOvzzrk - ...

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Honda Canada Recalls Generator Due To Fire Hazard


January 31st, 2018
Honda Canada has recalled a portable generator that can leak fuel, posing a potential burn and fire hazard. The Honda Portable Generator, Model EG2800i, has a red front cover and black metal frame. The words “HONDA” in white ...

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Distracted Driving - Don't Eat and Drive!


January 29th, 2018
Pull over to eat or drink. Give yourself a break from the traffic and enjoy your refreshments. Someone choking on food or spilling coffee in the vehicle can take your attention off the road. #nltraffic

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Put A Freeze on Winter Fires


January 28th, 2018
Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration are teaming up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including ...

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Are you providing correct smoke-alarm messaging?


January 26th, 2018
In Canada, residential smoke alarms installed before 2013 emit a continuous beep. Newer alarms emit a temporal-three pattern – beep-beep-beep-pause – and a voice message, in compliance with CAN/ULC S531, the recognized standard.

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Beware of the silent killer: how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning


January 25th, 2018
Posted January 24, 2018 by Red Cross Talks - Red Cross blogger Every year, hundreds of people are affected by carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be fatal. Last winter, 49 people were hospitalized and two people died due to ...

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How to Drive Safely in the Rain


January 24th, 2018
How Not to Be an Idiot When Driving In the Rain Six quick tips so you can handle any storm—whether a light drizzle or a torrential downpour. Driving in the rain can be stressful, not to mention dangerous. It can be hard to see the road, ...

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Workplace Hazard Warning


January 23rd, 2018
Incident reporting is critical, and near-miss reporting is important, but hazard reporting is also extremely necessary for the safety of your workforce. All hazards that are found in the workplace should be reported immediately to a supervisor, the ...

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As temperatures decrease, fires increase: Red Cross fire prevention tips


January 23rd, 2018
In winter, fires are already more likely to occur, but a recent cold snap resulted in an increase in responses, largely due to the use of space heaters and wood stoves. Throw candles, dry trees, and kitchen fires into the mix and you get an ...

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Drinking & driving is illegal on ALL vehicles.


January 22nd, 2018
@SafetyNL - It may seem like common knowledge, but drinking and driving is illegal on ALL vehicles. If you're out enjoying a run on the snowmobile or ATV, don't drink! #DontDrinkandDrive #DontDrinkandSnowmobile #DontDrinkandATV #nltraffic

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Snowblower Safety


January 19th, 2018
Each year, hundreds of people suffer serious damage to their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers.  Most commonly, the tips of the fingers need to be amputated, so preventing the injury initially is key. Injuries ...

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ATVs and Children


January 19th, 2018
Injuries are the leading cause of hospitalization and death for children 1 to 19 years of age in Canada. ATV-related injuries are unfortunately responsible for a substantial number of these hospitalizations and deaths. ATVs, because of their ...

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THE ABCD’S OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS:


January 18th, 2018
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR EXTINGUISHER FOR PROPER USE. Create a picture in your mind that will reflect the instructions on the extinguisher: if there’s a fire, get everyone outside and ask a member of your family to call the fire ...

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Drivers and passengers: What to do if you crash into an electricity pole


January 17th, 2018
"The first advice is simple: stay put and call for help. The best thing you can do is stay in your car." Hydro-Québec will be updating its website following a horrific accident that left a woman facing amputation of four limbs to save her ...

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Preparing for Winter Driving – How to Drive in Snow and Ice


January 17th, 2018
The three key elements to safe winter driving are: Stay alert; Slow down; and Stay in control! #DriveSafehttp://www.safemotorist.com/articles/winter_driving.aspx

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Snowmobiles: Safety tips for families


January 16th, 2018
Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity in Canada. But each year, many people are seriously injured while snowmobiling. Head injuries are the leading cause of serious injury or death on snowmobiles. Injury can happen when: the snowmobile hits ...

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Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport


January 16th, 2018
The Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport has been developed to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care, and proper management to allow them to return to their sport.  Developed by ...

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Experts offer safety tips for ice fishing


January 15th, 2018
WEST MILFORD ‑‑ Ice fishing can be safe, and a lot of fun, if folks just use good judgment and follow certain safety procedures, experts ...

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Consultation on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis


January 11th, 2018
Current status: OPEN The Government of Canada has committed to legalizing, strictly regulating, and restricting access to cannabis.  In April 2017, the government introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act. Subject to the approval of ...

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Preparing a Family Emergency Kit in Plain English video


January 10th, 2018
It's your responsibility to start gathering supplies and start thinking about what your family will need for at least 72 hours in an emergency. https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/c…/rsrcs/vds/prprng-kt-eng.mp4

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Fire Escape Plan


January 9th, 2018
Statistics reveal that 78 percent of deaths from fire occur in the home, with most of the fatalities taking place between 2 am and 4 am, while occupants are asleep. That is why it is critical to develop an escape plan.  ...

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Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs


January 9th, 2018
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility. All Canadians are encouraged to be prepared to cope for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, while emergency workers focus on those in urgent need. This guide provides information on ...

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Know the dangers of ice


January 8th, 2018
Ice Factors Many factors affect ice thickness including: type of water, location, the time of year and other environmental factors such as: Water depth and size of body of water. Currents, tides and other moving water. Chemicals including ...

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School Zone Safety


January 8th, 2018
@SafetyNL reminds us School zones are busy once again and roadways are filled with the familiar sights of school buses and increased pedestrian traffic. Drive safe #nltraffic We hope everyone has a safe first day back to school #backtoschool ...

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January 20-28, 2018 - International Snowmobile Safety Week.


January 5th, 2018
Be Snowmobile Safe! January 20-28, 2018 - International Snowmobile Safety Week.  Across a special part of North America, more than 10 million people look forward every year to the first snowfall and to the blanket of white that follows and ...

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Watch for Ice Thickness


January 5th, 2018
Parachute Canada says Ice on frozen ponds, rivers, lakes or canals should be at least 15 cm (6 inches) thick and 20 cm (8 inches) for skating parties or games. Beware of quick thaws which can weaken the ice ...

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Be Aware: High winds often mean Storm Surges


January 4th, 2018
Storm surge can occur along all coastal areas of Canada. It can also occur in large lakes, such as the Great Lakes. A storm surge consists of very high waves and high water levels caused by wind and air pressure. It often results in coastal ...

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What to do during a Power Outage


January 4th, 2018
Tips: Make sure your home has a working carbon monoxide detector. If it is hard-wired to the house's electrical supply, ensure it has a battery-powered back-up. Protect sensitive electrical appliances such as TVs, computer, and DVD players with ...

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Safe Snow Removal for Seniors: Find help, or follow best-practices


January 3rd, 2018
When the snow falls and accumulates, emergency room professionals can be assured of one thing – it’s likely they will see an increased incidence of injuries related to snow removal. The injuries run the gamut in severity and can range ...

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The 4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference


January 2nd, 2018
The 4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference is being held in St. John's on June 11th and 12th, 2018. Learn more at http://www.fallsprevention2018.com  #PreventFalls2018

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Carbon monoxide can poison and kill with little or no warning!


January 2nd, 2018
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America. Check @CanadaSafetyCSC web site to learn more information:https://canadasafetycouncil.org/workplace-safety/carbon-monoxide

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More High Winds To Affect Island Later This Week


January 2nd, 2018
More High Winds To Affect Island Later This Week January 2, 2018 | 9:38 amLast Updated:January 2, 2018 | 10:59 am It looks like another period of high winds is headed our way. The island will see light snow starting Thursday ...

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Play Safe With Fireworks For New Year’s: SJRFD


December 31st, 2017
NEW Play Safe With Fireworks For New Year’s: SJRFD If you plan to ring-in 2018 with a blast tonight, make sure whoever sets off the fireworks is sober. That from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department. Fire ...

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Walking Impaired Just As Dangerous As Driving: Safety NL


December 31st, 2017
You’re more likely to be killed walking impaired than you are driving impaired. That surprising statistic from Jim Brazil, an instructor with Safety NL. He says while you should never drink and drive, there are also dangers in walking ...

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Fireworks Safety Tips from The Canada Safety Council:


December 30th, 2017
Enjoying New Year's Eve with family and friends.  If you are using fireworks. please take the time to read these Fireworks Safety Tips from The Canada Safety Council:https://canadasafetycouncil.org/community-safety/fireworks-safety-tips

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Marijuana Legislation Moving Forward, With High Level Of Public Interest


December 29th, 2017
Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says there’s still a lot of work to do with marijuana legislation in the new year, but he’s pleased with the level of public interest and support.Parsons says the province is doing its best to direct ...

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Driving Tip: Listen Both Ways When Navigating Snowy Streets


December 27th, 2017
An instructor with Safety NL says using your eyes, and ears, can help make navigating snow covered streets safer. Jim Brazil says drivers often ask about how to edge out into traffic when snowbanks are high and you’re having trouble ...

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New Impaired Driving Legislation Tops Premier’s List For 2017


December 27th, 2017
The legislation passed in September allows police to impound the vehicle of anyone who breaks the 0.08 percent blood alcohol limit, requires anyone convicted of impaired driving to join an ignition interlock program before getting their driving ...

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Sitting disease


December 21st, 2017
Research could benefit countless desk-bound Canadian workers.   What effect does sitting for long periods of time have on the flexibility and muscle function of the back? That’s the question a new study led by a multidisciplinary ...

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MAKE HOLIDAY SAFETY A TRADITION


December 20th, 2017
Check each holiday light string before using it. If you find a frayed cord, a damaged plug, or a rusted light socket, discard the string. Learn More: http://www.newfoundlandpower.com/ElectricalSafety/AtHome/Holiday.aspx …

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Snowmobiling Great For Physical And Mental Health: Study


December 18th, 2017
Snowmobiling Great For Physical And Mental Health: Study December 17, 2017 | 10:00 amLast Updated:December 17, 2017 | 7:41 am A yet-to-be published study from the University of Guelph is providing some good news for ...

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Avalon To Bear Brunt Of Weekend Snowstorm.


December 15th, 2017
Please drive safe this weekend especially on the Avalon as we face our first winter storm. Make sure you have your winter tires on & only drive during a storm if absolutely necessary.http://vocm.com/news/avalon-to-bear-brunt-of-weekend-snowstorm/

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Flu Season is Here


December 15th, 2017
Safety NL‏ @SafetyNL says we're in the thick of flu season! Remember to wash your hands thoroughly and stay home if you are unwell.  Review the poster below for tips to avoid the Flu:

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Struggle For Justice Took A Toll On Family, Friends Of Hannah: Gail Thorne


December 13th, 2017
For Gail Thorne, the sentencing of a man responsible for the death of her daughter Hannah was the end of a long road for her and her family.  Read Full ...

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The Truth: Youth and Drug-Impaired Driving


December 13th, 2017
The RCMP has partnered with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction to create the "The Truth: Youth and Drug-Impaired Driving" brochure. Visit our website and order copies for your ...

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Pedestrian safety - What works to reduce child pedestrian injuries?


December 12th, 2017
Reduce traffic speeds. At speeds greater than 30-40 km/h, both drivers and pedestrians may be more likely to make mistakes in judging the time required to stop or cross the street safely. Learn ...

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PEI has just posted three Health Promoter positions


December 11th, 2017
PEI has just posted three Health Promoter positions - full time; two are permanent positions and one is temporary with the possibility of extension (could lead to permanent).  Please pass this ...

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Mike Holmes: Holiday decorating with safety in mind


December 11th, 2017
Mike Holmes: Holiday decorating with safety in mind via @Make_It_Right @nationalpost #HolidaySafety.   Take thorough precautionary steps as you set up your winter ...

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RCMP Offers Tips On Spotting, Reporting Impaired Drivers


December 9th, 2017
As the busy holiday season approaches, the RCMP is providing tips on how to spot impaired drivers, and what to do if you suspect someone is driving while impaired.  Learn ...

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Concussions: Is the Reward Worth the Risk?


December 8th, 2017
Live Panel Discussion hosted by Scott Russell featuring Olympian and neuroscientist Tara Whitten, Olympian and President & CEO of Parachute Canada Steve Podborski, Neurosurgeon and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital Dr. Michael Cusimano and CBC ...

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National Safe Driving Week December 1 - 7, 2017


December 7th, 2017
Marijuana and Motoring: Green Doesn't Always Mean Go - Don't let distracted or impaired driving ruin your holiday season! Learn more about distracted driving from the @CanadaSafetyCSC ...

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NLIPC Membership Drive


December 7th, 2017
NLIPC (A Strong Voice in Injury Prevention & Safety Culture ) is responsible for Injury Prevention through education, awareness, promotion & participation. Become a member & share in our efforts for Injury Prevention NL. Most injuries ...

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CTV News - Feds announce $36.4M public education campaign on legalized pot


December 6th, 2017
Feds announce $36.4M public education campaign on legalized pot.  OTTAWA – As plans to legalize marijuana move forward, the federal government is spending $36.4 million over the next five years on a marijuana education and awareness ...

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Winter Safety Tips


December 6th, 2017
Some winter sfatey tips everyone should keep in mind.  Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season with ...

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Call for Abstracts Now Open! 4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference June 2018


December 5th, 2017
Call for Abstracts Now Open! 4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference June 2018 The 4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference is now accepting abstracts for poster and oral presentations. Abstracts should address fall or injury prevention for seniors, ...

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#NationalSafeDrivingWeek, Dec. 1 - Dec. 7!


December 5th, 2017
We'd like to wish everyone a safe #NationalSafeDrivingWeek, Dec. 1 - Dec. 7! Don't forget to listen to @SafetyNL messages on OZFM during the month of December. https://canadasafetycouncil.org/campaigns/its-not-just-alcohol-impairs

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National Safe Driving Week December 1 - 7, 2017


December 4th, 2017
Marijuana and Motoring: Green Doesn't Always Mean Go!  By now, we all know that drinking and driving is a bad idea. But what about drugs and driving? Let’s also focus on the effects of weed (marijuana or cannabis) because it’s one ...

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National Safe Driving Week 2017 - December 1 - 7


December 1st, 2017
November 30, 2017National Safe Driving Week 2017Marijuana and Motoring: Green Doesn't Always Mean GoEver since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to de-criminalizemarijuana, there's been a buzz around the country - pardon the pun - ...

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Winter Tire Safety Tips


November 30th, 2017
Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada advise motorists to think about safe driving in winter. Vehicle handling will be improved when tires of the same type, size, speed rating and load index are installed on all ...

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Snowmobile Practice Safety Test


November 30th, 2017
Snow is coming for most and some are already enjoying the trails. Snowmobile safety should always be priority. Please take this practice safety test if you love to ride! https://www.snowmobilecourse.com/safety/practice-test.aspx

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Fall Prevention Month


November 29th, 2017
With Fall Prevention Month coming to an end, we hope the momentum continues all year long. Remember: Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians and cost Canadian Taxpayers $2 Billion per year in health care ...

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Be Careful in the Kitchen National Home Fire Safety Week November 24 – 30, 2017


November 29th, 2017
In the event of a fire in your oven or microwave, close the door and turn it off. The lack of oxygen will eventually smother the flames and prevent them from feeding and growing.  For more ...

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November 24–30 is National Home #FireSafety Week


November 28th, 2017
November 24–30 is National Home #FireSafety Week and @CanadaSafetyCSC is reminding everyone to Be Careful in the Kitchen #HolidaySafetyhttps://canadasafetycouncil.org/campaigns/be-careful-kitchen

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N.L. government rolls out its pot plans, Part 1


November 27th, 2017
Ashley Fitzpatrick ashley.fitzpatrick@thetelegram.com. Published: Nov. 23, 2017, 8:18 p.m. Updated: Nov. 24, 2017, 10:32 a.m.http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/local/nl-government-rolls-out-its-pot-plans-part-1-164540/

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As You Set Up Those Decorations, Spend A Bit More On The Safer Options: Fire Chief


November 27th, 2017
As You Set Up Those Decorations, Spend A Bit More On The Safer Options: Fire Chief.   Many households will start breaking out their Christmas decorations in the coming days and while many have turned to fire-safe options, like LED ...

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November is Falls Prevention Month


November 24th, 2017
Falls cause 85% of seniors injury-related hospitalizations and cause 95% of all hip fractures costing $2 BILLION a year in health care costs.#PreventFalls2017 #FallPrevention.  Physical activity prevents falls by strengthening the ...

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Kitchen Tips For National Home Fire Safety Week - VOCM


November 23rd, 2017
November 24th to 30th is National Home Fire Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council is reminding all Canadians to be extremely careful in the kitchen. Cooking is the lead cause of home fires in Canada, and the holiday season tends to bring a ...

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November is Fall Prevention Month


November 22nd, 2017
Did you know? 20-30% of seniors experience 1 + fall(s) per year. Falls cause 85% of seniors injury-related hospitalizations and cause 95% of all hip fractures. #PreventFalls2017 #FallPreventionhttp://fallpreventionmonth.ca/

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National Home Fire Safety Week 2017 - November 20th - 24th, 2017


November 22nd, 2017
Be Careful in the Kitchen - National Home Fire Safety Week 2017 - November 20th - 24th, 2017.  https://canadasafetycouncil.org/campaigns/be-careful-kitchenWith the holiday season quickly approaching, your mouth may be watering ...

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Drunk Driving Laws Getting Better, But Not Fast Enough


November 21st, 2017
Drunk Driving Laws Getting Better, But Not Fast Enough: MADD Avalon Founder(VOCM NEWS) - http://vocm.com/news/drunk-driving-laws-getting-better-but-not-fast-enough-madd-avalon-founder/

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Road Safety


November 20th, 2017
Our roadways are very busy this time of year. #RoadSafety requires all of our attention. Wait Don't Update #nltraffic.  Safety NL‏  @SafetyNL Nov 17

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Fall Prevention Tip for Seniors: Medications


November 20th, 2017
Fall Prevention Tip for Seniors: As you age, the way some medications affect you can change and increase your risk of falling. Medications that relax you, help you sleep or improve your mood can increase your risk of falling. #PreventFalls2017 ...

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Reminder of safe firearm storage after driver charged on west coast


November 17th, 2017
Reminder of safe firearm storage after driver charged on west coast By  NTV News  -  November 17, 2017 Corner Brook RNC conducted a traffic safety stop shortly before 9:00 on Thursday morning. While speaking with the ...

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Fall Prevention Tip - Stay Active


November 17th, 2017
Fall Prevention Tip - Stay Active - Regular physical activity can improve balance, increase muscle strength and prevent falls. It’s never too late to get active.  #PreventFalls2017 #FallPrevention

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National Day of Remembrance For Road Crash Victims


November 15th, 2017
November 15th, 2017 - Len LeRiche CEO of Safety NL addresses a group gathered today at the RCMP headquarters to be a part of the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.  An enlightening, powerful and emotional message shared by the ...

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Free Webinar - Fall Prevention Community of Practice (LOOP)


November 14th, 2017
Free Webinar - Fall Prevention Community of Practice (LOOP): Rehabilitation in long-term care: Interventions and their effect on activities of daily living and falls quality indicators.  Learn more here ...

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Reduce Fall Risk in the Home


November 14th, 2017
To help reduce fall risk in the home be sure to have good lighting, remove tripping hazard, and have handrails on stairs and in bathrooms as well as slip free mats. #PreventFalls2017 #FallPrevention http://fallpreventionmonth.ca/ 

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Walking at night?


November 13th, 2017
Pedestrian Safety Tip:  Be Visible!  Dress to be seen at night.  When the sun drops, danger rises.  So when you are walking near traffic, take extra precautions.

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Footwear Tips to prevent falls:


November 13th, 2017
1. Wear well-fitting shoes that provide support 2. Buy shoes late in the day, if your feet swell. 3. Avoid walking in bare feet, stocking feet or floppy slippers with an open heel. 4. Wear supportive footwear. #PreventFalls2017 #FallPrevention

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Preventing Falls - Public Health Agency of Canada


November 10th, 2017
Anyone can fall. But as we age, our risk of falling becomes greater. That’s the bad news. The good news is that falls can be prevented. The first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them.  Learn more ...

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Suzanne Brake named 1st Seniors' Advocate in N.L.


November 9th, 2017
Suzanne Brake named 1st Seniors' Advocate in N.L. Brake is a social worker who has worked as director of province's seniors and aging division. Full ...

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More Tips to Lower Your Risk of Falling!


November 9th, 2017
Attention older adults! Get tips to lower your risk of falling: http://ow.ly/xsS830ezxD5  #PreventFalls2017 #FallPrevention

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Driving in the Rain?


November 9th, 2017
Rain really coming down. If you’re driving so should your speed. Be safe out there #nltraffic!

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10 Fall Prevention Tips


November 8th, 2017
Keep your independence! Anyone can fall, but as you grow older, the risk increases. Every year one in three seniors will fall. Falls prevention isn’t just about stopping falls before they happen. It’s about keeping your ...

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Prepare your vehicle for the N.L. winter


November 8th, 2017
The Boy Scouts have it figured out. Their motto — “Be Prepared” — applies to so many facets of everyday life, and one of those areas is the use of motor vehicles. And when it comes to ensuring the safety of you, your ...

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Goose Bay Fall Prevention Month Launch


November 7th, 2017
On Monday, November 6th, the NLIPC Launched it's Inaugural Fall Prevention Month Campaign in Goose Bay, NL.  We would like to thank all participants including local MHA and Speaker of the House, Mr. Perry Trimper.  Some photos below:  ...

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Moments Matter - National Day of Remembrance


November 6th, 2017
On November 15th take time to remember Road Crash Victims. #momentsmatter #RememberRoadVictims http://ow.ly/9tRh305fWzH

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Prevent Falls!


November 6th, 2017
Falls can result in chronic pain, reduced mobility, loss of independence and even death. 50% of falls causing hospitalization happen at home. Here is some pertinent information to learn more about preventing falls both in and outside the ...

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Inaugural Fall Prevention Month in St. John's


November 3rd, 2017
NLIPC launched the inaugural Fall Prevention Month in St. John's yesterday with Seniors NL at The Rev. Can. Randall R. Babb & Mrs. Lillian A. Babb Manor. It was a very successful event and here are just a few photos of our participants. Thank ...

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Fall Prevention Daily Tweets


November 3rd, 2017
Over 1/3 of seniors are admitted to LONG-TERM CARE following hospitalization for a fall.  The average Canadian senior stays in hospital 10 DAYS LONGER for falls then for any other cause.  Click the MORE Button to get a list of ...

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Central Health launched National Falls Prevention Month


November 2nd, 2017
This morning Central Health launched National Falls Prevention month . The event coincided with the first day of the seasonal influenza mass immunization clinics in Lewisporte. We were able to share “falls prevention” messages with ...

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Fall Prevention Month Launches NL:


November 1st, 2017
November Fall Prevention Month Launches: Please click the MORE button below for information on the official launch date, time and place for your area.  These will take place in St. John's, Goose Bay, Lewisporte and Corner Brook.  Thank ...

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Be Seen on Halloween


October 31st, 2017
Tonight is a great night to check costumes for fit, visibility as well as reviewing road safety rules with trick or treaters #nltraffic

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Physical Activity the Key to Healthy Living


October 31st, 2017
National Senior Safety Week. November 6 - 12, 2017 - Thoughts of reduced stress and activity levels go hand in hand with the ideaof retirement, whether the job you're leaving has been interesting,motivating, dull or mind numbing. A ...

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Fall Prevention Month Launches in NL


October 30th, 2017
November Fall Prevention Month Launches: Please click the MORE button below for information on the official launch date, time and place for your area.  These will take place in St. John's, Goose Bay, Lewisporte and Corner Brook.  Thank ...

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Fall Prevention Toolkit


October 25th, 2017
Working in #FallPrevention? Download the #PreventFalls2017 toolkit here: http://fallpreventionmonth.ca/toolkit.  It is a great resource for anyone interested in preventing falls.

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November is Fall Prevention Month in Canada


October 24th, 2017
About Fall Prevention Month -  Fall Prevention Month is a campaign that encourages Canadian organizations and individuals to come together to coordinate fall prevention efforts for a larger impact. Organizations are participating by planning ...

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Slow Down & Drive Safe


October 20th, 2017
Speed is a factor in one third of teen driver deaths. Adjust your speed to match the conditions of the road. #GetHomeSafe #NTDSW

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National Teen Driver Safety Week


October 19th, 2017
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!  Over half of teen deaths from drunk driving occur on the weekend! Planning to drink at the party? Plan a designated driver too. #GetHomeSafe

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Teen Safe Driving Week Launches With Emotional Ceremony


October 18th, 2017
Learn More: #GetHomeSafehttp://vocm.com/news/teen-safe-driving-week-launches-with-emotional-ceremony/

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Drug Impaired Driving


October 16th, 2017
Drugs And Driving Don’t Mix One out of four teen drivers who die in a motor vehicle crash between 2000-2010 tested positive for cannibas. Yet, many youth do not consider driving while impaired by drugs to be risky. Some even falsely believe ...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 15 to 21, 2017-


October 13th, 2017
Parachute is excited to announce the fifth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) in Canada. NTDSW is designed to drive public awareness of teen driver safety issues, and encourages community and youth involvement as part of the ...

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ACIP 2018 Injury Prevention Conference


October 12th, 2017
Wednesday June 123th, 2018.  St. John's, NL - http://www.fallsprevention2018.ca/acip-conference or email us at conference@acip.ca.

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NLIPC Falls Prevention Word Search


October 12th, 2017
November is Falls Prevention MonthCheck out NLIPC's Falls Prevention Word Search and some pertinent information on Preventing Falls.  NLIPC Falls Prevention Word Search

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Fire Prevention Week - Smoke Alarms


October 11th, 2017
SMOKE ALARMS LOCATING/INSTALLING SMOKE ALARMS: Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. For best performance, an alarm should be mounted on the ceiling in or near the centre of the room, hall or stairway, and at ...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct 15-21! #GetHomeSafe


October 11th, 2017
@ParachuteVZ’s National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct 15-21! #GetHomeSafe resources are available for communities & schools: http://bit.ly/2j37Zz7 As of October 15th.Learn More:http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C430

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#GetHomeSafe


October 10th, 2017
LOL. Still Find it funny? TDSW One in four young adults know someone that has been impacted as a result of distracted driving! #GetHomeSafe

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National Teen Driver Safety Week - Start the Conversation


October 9th, 2017
Some very important statistics to remember: 1 in 4 teens who died in motor vehicle collisions between 2000-2010 tested positive for cannabis.  Research indicates that texting behind the wheel is equivalent to driving with your eyes closed ...

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National School Safety Week – Take a Bite Out of Bad Eating Habits


October 6th, 2017
National School Safety Week – Take a Bite Out of Bad Eating Habits October 5, 2017   The educational landscape is in a mode of constant change, adapting and re-framing itself as new issues arise to the public conscious. Whether ...

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#GetHomeSafe


October 5th, 2017
We Want Teens to #GetHomeSafe - Teen drivers die in crashes at a higher rate than any other age group in Canada. This year, National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) is building awareness of drug-impaired driving as an emerging issue, with ...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 15 - 21, 2017


October 4th, 2017
We want teen drivers to #GetHomeSafe. Mark your calendars for #NTDSW Oct 15-21 & learn more here: http://bit.ly/2j37Zz7 

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Safety Canada October Newsletter


October 3rd, 2017
Safety CanadaOCTOBER 2017 VOL. LXI No. 4 -THE MEMBER NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADA SAFETY COUNCIL

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www.fallsconference2018.ca


October 2nd, 2017
Please check out the new web site for the 4TH CANADIAN FALL PREVENTION CONFERENCE JUNE 11-12 |SHERATON HOTEL NEWFOUNDLAND| ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND - www.fallsprevention2018.ca

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Come by Chance fire chief says drivers still putting responders in danger


October 2nd, 2017
Duane Antle says nightmare scenario involves losing a firefighter or other responder at an accident scene By Terry Roberts, CBC News Posted: Sep 29, 2017 7:00 AM NT Last Updated: Sep 29, 2017 7:00 AM NTDuane Antle is chief of ...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week


September 28th, 2017
National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 15 to 21, 2017 - Please take time to learn more. http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C430

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Cost of Injury in Newfoundland and Labrador


September 28th, 2017
Cost of Injury in NL:In Newfoundland and Labrador in 2010 the leading causes of death due to injury were suicide or self-harm, and injuries resulting from other (non-specified) unintentional causes. Suicide and self-harm accounted for 28% of all ...

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November is Fall Prevention Month


September 26th, 2017
It takes a community to prevent a fall. We all have a role to play!www.fallpreventionmonth.caFall Prevention Month encourages organizations to coordinate their efforts for a larger impact. Canadian organizations participate by planning ...

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WorkplaceNL Launches Online Campaign To Avoid Common Workplace Injury


September 26th, 2017
WorkplaceNL is launching a campaign to teach workers about how to avoid the province’s most common workplace injury. Musculoskeletal injuries account for nearly 70 percent of all the lost time injury claims at WorkplaceNL over the past five ...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week


September 22nd, 2017
2017 National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 15th - 21st. Learn more: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C430

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Car Seat Safety Brochures


September 21st, 2017
Child Passenger Safety Tip: It is safest for children to sit in the back seat of the vehicle, away from an air bag. Check out Transport Canada’s car seat safety brochures.

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Boost Student Safety!


September 20th, 2017
Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 17-23: Boost Student Safety! #carseatsafety http://childsafetylink.ca/event/child-passenger-safety-week-sept-17-23-boost-student-safety/

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Child Passenger Safety Week


September 20th, 2017
Child Passenger Safety Tip:   It is safest to keep your child in a booster seat until they outgrow the height and weight limits.#carseatsafety

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Did you know NL?


September 19th, 2017
In Newfoundland and Labrador in 2010, injuries resulted in 3,495 hospitalizations, nearly 52,666 visits to the emergency room, 893 cases of permanent partial disability and 70 cases of permanent total disability.  

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Child Passenger Safety Tip


September 19th, 2017
Children must remain in a booster seat until they reach at least 37 kg (80 lb.) and 145 cm (4’9”) or are 9 years old. #carseasafety

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Check the Expiry Date on your child's Car Seat


September 18th, 2017
Expiry Dates by Manufacturer and Type:http://www.cpsac.org/wp/wp-content/files/documents/Expiry-Dates-by-Manufacturer-and-Type.pdf

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Child Passenger Seat Safety Tip:


September 18th, 2017
Only move to a booster seat if your child meets the height and weight requirements and can sit tall without unbuckling the seatbelt. #carseatsafety

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Child Passenger Safety Week


September 14th, 2017
Child Passenger Safety Week is from September 17th to September 23rd, 2017, promoted by Child Safety Link - http://childsafetylink.ca/. Car Seat Safety Tweets (please feel free to share the message) September ...

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Car Seat Safety


September 11th, 2017
Children must be secured in a forward-facing car seat, with a 5-point harness system, until they are at least of 18 kg (40 lb.).  #carseatsafety

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SAVE THE DATES!


September 7th, 2017
The 4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference June 11th-12th, 2018| St. John’s, NL  -AND-  ACIP 2018 Injury Prevention Conference June 13, 2018| St. John's, NL

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Child Safety Seats


September 5th, 2017
It is law in NL that children ride in appropriate child safety seats while travelling in a vehicle.  #carseatsafety  Please check out this ...

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Water Safety Education


September 1st, 2017
Swimming lessons, water-safety education urged for Newfoundland and Labrador schools. http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/8/29/swimming-lessons--water-safety-education-urged-in-schools.html

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Happy Labour Day


August 30th, 2017
On this upcoming Labour Day, please remember to drive safe, play safe and have a Happy Labour Day Weekend Newfoundland and Labrador!

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Protect Your Eyes from a Solar Eclipse!


August 20th, 2017
 Protect Your Eyes from a Solar Eclipse!A total solar eclipse—when the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible from coast to coast on August 21, 2017. This amazing event lasts only about 2 minutes and is safe to watch, but ...

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Worksite NEWS


August 16th, 2017
AUGUST 2017 On-Line Edition -Robots Lower Worker RisksHand in Hand:What Collabrative Robots mean for Worker Safety

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Social Media Coordinator


August 16th, 2017
Hello everyone, As you may be aware, Mandy LeRiche has taken a new job in Ottawa which meant she could no longer continue supporting the social media work she was doing for NLIPC. We wish Mandy every success in her new job and extend our thanks for ...

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National Falls Prevention Conference 2018


July 11th, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!!! Watch Your Step 2018 Fall Prevention Conference Memorial University School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention are pleased to co-host the conference June 11-12th, 2018 in St. ...

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National Injury Prevention Day


July 5th, 2017
National Injury Prevention Day is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to preventable injuries and fatalities. Everyone has a role to play in creating a safe home, workplace, school, and community! Join the conversation using #NIPD ...

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NEW Canadian Injury Prevention Resource


October 1st, 2015
Parachute is pleased to announce the release of the Canadian Injury Prevention Resource (CIPR). Made possible with valuable support and financial resources from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the CIPR culminates the work of over sixty authors, ...

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NLIPC Successful Grants 2015


July 17th, 2015
We are pleased to share the list of our successful grants of our 2015 Injury Prevention Grant Program! Click here to see the successful projects.We are excited to support these organizations in injury prevention efforts. Keep up the great work! ...

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NL Now has Bike Helmet Legislation


May 1st, 2015
Newfoundland Labrador, as of April 1st, 2015, has legislation to make it mandatory for people of ALL ages to wear a bicycle helmet when riding. NLIPC is so pleased to have been part of this process. Helmets help reduce the risk of injury for head ...

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