Every 30 seconds someone visits an emergency department in Ontario due to an injury. Approximately 95% of all injuries are both predictable and preventable. By recognizing unsafe environments, conditions and behaviours, most injuries can be prevented.
There is much we can do as individuals, families and caregivers to avoid injury and reduce the burden of injury.
Parents and caregivers can help children stay safe by:
- Learning how injuries can occur as children grow
- Creating safer places for children
- Watching children closely
- Creating and follow family safety rules
Older adults can help avoid getting injured from falls by:
- Being active
- Using medication wisely
- Doing a home safety check
- Eating well
Injuries are Predictable and Preventable
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