Whether it’s a backyard game of shinny, skiing on the slopes on vacation or just heading for the hills with the toboggan pack along some gear and follow a few simple safety rules to make your winter outing safe and enjoyable.
Have you witnessed a car crash and not known what to do or how to help?
You are not alone. Many people want to help the victims but have reservations about knowing exactly what to do.
Others have done more than was required of them, yet others do the wrong thing and make situations much worse. Ordinary people who are trained to do simple actions can save lives. Others make a call for help but just keep on driving.
Mother always said eat your vegetables, don’t forget to wear your toque outside and make sure you get plenty of rest. While we might consider those reminders a bit of mom’s nagging, her prevention tips have probably been reasonable for a lot of our success. How often we here the phrase “gee if I would have know better” or “that’s really stupid.” Everyday and in every action we need to look at what we do and ensure that prevention of injury is of utmost importance.
All medicines, whether prescription or purchased over-the-counter, are dangerous if used improperly. They can be potentially poisonous to people of all ages. Yet many of us leave medications unsecured; treat medication as ‘candy’; set medications out with our meal so we don’t forget not realizing that the multi-colored pills might be picked up by a small child.
As Saskatchewan residents we love to travel, especially in the winter. Despite the fact that it has been an incredibly mild winter many residents have left on or soon will travel away. Whether it is for a few weeks or the entire winter, we all need to be prepared. One beautiful drink at a resort with contaminated water can make a miserable vacation or worse.
It’s that time of year once again when the thermometer dips well below freezing and we bundle up in multiple layers to stay toasty warm. Of course there is an alternative of that warm winter vacation or simply staying indoors throughout those cold months. As mom always said an ounce of prevention …
Christmas carols played on the radio and Christmas displays in local stores signal one of the busiest times of the year. But in our haste to get the decorations put up, baking done, entertaining organized and presents bought, we might take short cuts to getting the jobs done a little quicker.
Take a few short minutes before hanging decorations to:
Outdoor winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding are great forms of exercise and they are also a lot of fun. Although these are fun activities, they can be dangerous if you aren't careful. Children and youth (ages 13 - 17) have the highest rate of injury in the skiing population. The following safety tips will help skiers and snowboarders of all ages to decrease their risks of injury this winter and in winters to come.
Emergency preparedness is equally important in the home. Learn what hazards exist in your area and what other types of risks for which you should be prepared. These may include flooding, earthquakes, chemical spills, power outages etc. Recently a power outage on a late fall day might have got you thinking how do I heat my home without power to run the furnace.