The human body is prone to injuries. Imagine you’re out for a picnic and your child trips, sustaining a knee injury. Or let’s say you work at a restaurant and your colleague spills soup over his hands, suffering second-degree burns.
Falls happen. More than 40,000 workers in Canada are injured every year due to fall related accidents. What happens next is anybody’s guess! Great economic loss aside, fall accidents and injuries cause pain and suffering… sometimes even lives of the poor workers!
Having a knowledge on how to handle an emergency situation can mean the difference between life and death. Here are the reasons why every parent should get basic first aid course training.
Read what are the hazardous fall you need to be aware of! Floor holes, according to Canadian Labour Code, it’s a gap measuring up-to 50 mm or more on the floor. This identifies where people can fall in.
“Safety means first aid to the uninjured” According to the Canadian Paediatric Society, majority of child and youth injuries are preventable. According to a 2008 report by the World Health Organization, about 950,000 children aged 17 and under were killed by an injury in 2004, and 87% of these were due to unintentional and potentially
How safe is your workplace? How dangerous and accident-prone is your job? How many times have you or your co-worker been injured while on the clock? Do you feel you have effective safety regulations in place?
First aid training is important for various reasons and few of them are listed below: It increase safety It helps save lives Helps relieve pain makes people feel secure Prevent situation from worsening Why First Aid Training Is Important
Identifying potential fall hazards in a workplace is a crucial part of any work safety plan. While keeping safety equipment on site is important, being safe from the dangers of trips and falls altogether is the right of every employee in your workplace.
Slip and fall injuries are increasing in numbers. In Canada, over 40,000 employees are injured every year due to these accidents. According to the 2011 statistics by Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards, these accidents represent as many as 17% of ‘time-loss injuries’ accepted by commissions and compensation boards across the country.