Safety First

By: Lyle Karasiuk

Fall Prevention 101

September 17, 2018 - 9:16am

In Canada, falls are the second leading cause, after motor vehicle collisions, of injury-related hospitalizations for all ages, accounting for 29% of injury admissions to hospital.

The fall-related injury rate is nine times greater among seniors than those less than sixty-five years of age.

Falls cause more than 90% of all hip fractures in seniors and 20% die within a year of the fracture.

Fall Harvest Safety

September 5, 2018 - 8:50am

Farming is a vital and important industry to Saskatchewan. Many farmers will be working longer hours to get the crop off the field. Today farmers tend to large areas of crop using bigger more efficient equipment to get the job done. Getting home safely at the end of the day is important to all farm families.

Safety around the farm can include these good practices:

* Watch for people and pets when moving large pieces of equipment around the yard. It is very difficult to see a small child who might be playing nearby.

Back to School – School Bus Safety

September 4, 2018 - 8:06am

In the Prince Albert are many children ride the bus to and from school everyday. It is important to remember that while the bus ride maybe a chance to visit with friends it also requires children to be safe as well.

Parents, most mishaps occur outside the bus while children wait for the morning bus or have just been dropped off from school.

* Don’t let children arrive at the bus stop too early. They may be tempted to wander or get into mischief. Make sure they come straight home – no detours.

Poison Prevention is Simple

August 8, 2018 - 1:26pm Updated: August 10, 2018 - 11:05am

Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, a curious child is bound to explore the most unlikely places. While you might think that what’s in the cupboard is safe from little hands it’s probably not. Every year hundreds of people are poisoned from common household chemicals. Prevention is the key to safety around your home, and not just for our children either. Small visitors to your home this summer might see grandma or grandpa’s medications sitting on the breakfast table and think it’s a sweet treat. Secure your medication to prevent an accidental ingestion.

It’s great to be Outdoors!

July 23, 2018 - 11:09am

Summer time is play time. It’s just great to be outdoors. Being outdoors means that more people are walking, cycling, playing in the park or just out in the yard enjoying the summer sun shine. Get outside and have some summer fun!

The number one cause of injury in the 5-9 year old age group is pedestrian injuries.

Why? At this age they lack judgment and the perceptual skills to safely navigate intersections and streets. So what can we all do to prevent injury?

Bike Helmets Save Lives

July 11, 2018 - 10:48am

Cycling season is upon us. Everyone regardless of age needs to wear a helmet. A simple action like riding through a stop sign; a collision; mechanical breakdown or other cycling incident could spell disaster and change your life forever. We make our children wear a helmet with every ride but what’s your excuse for not wearing one? Brush up on the rules of the road; easy maintenance tips and certainly proper helmet use. Do your part and every who cycles needs to wear a helmet with every ride.

A helmet:

Fireworks Safety

June 27, 2018 - 8:04am

Parkland Ambulance Care believes that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an exhibition fireworks show handled by professionals, such as one this Canada Day! If you choose to hold a family fireworks show with “common fireworks” sold to consumers, remember that injuries almost always result from improper handling and a disregard to safety. Parkland Ambulance Care would like to share some fireworks safety tips from purchasing and setting up, to the fireworks show and proper disposal.

Purchasing:

Having a Garage Sale - Make Sure Your Items Meet Safety Standards

June 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

Spring signals the return to outdoor activities but also the return to garage sales. Everyone has a bunch of stuff that they would rather sell than trash. Setting up a garage sale is easy but as a consumer remember it’s buyer beware. The items might look great and be the right price, but there is no warranty from the seller. Most of the items will come with no instruction manual.

So, if something does stop working then I guess you are only out the $25 or $50 you paid for the item but have you considered your own personal safety or your families safety if the product fails?

Paramedic Services Week

May 31, 2018 - 8:00am

Remember the song from Sesame Street, who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood. They are the people that you meet when you are walking down the street. They are the people that you meet each day! That really describes our paramedics who are just your average citizen but when they come to work and step into their uniform, they are like a super hero without a cape.

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