safety

Parachute Safe Kids Week

June 3rd to 9th is Parachute Safe Kids Week. This year’s theme is preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play. Falling is a normal part of children’s development, as they walk, climb, run, jump, play and explore their environment. While most child falls do not result in serious injury, each year… Read more

Safety and Health Week

May 4th to 11th is Safety and Health Week (also known as NAOSH Week)! Celebrated in Canada, Mexico and the United States, this week focuses on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community. You can find an article about the week in the May issue of… Read more

Safety and Health at Work

April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This annual event promotes safe, healthy and decent work. The 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) this year has inspired the theme of reflecting on progress in the past and continuing this work in the future with changing work environments.

Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit

This week is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in BC. Technology can be used to keep women and children safe and misused to commit crimes of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, impersonation and harassment. The BC Society of Transition Houses has recently released A Guide for Canadian Women Experiencing Technology-facilitated Violence: Strategies for Enhancing… Read more

Benefits of Outdoor Play in Winter

Outdoor play in winter is fun and it’s good for children. There are physical, cognitive and social benefits. It provides exercise, fresh air and Vitamin D (on sunny days). But, did you know it can also prevent illness, develop problem solving skills, provide a new perspective and encourage imagination? For more details on the benefits,… Read more

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day! This year’s theme is “Together for a better internet”, with a focus on working together to create a better internet for everyone, especially young users. In Canada, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is highlighting Zoe & Molly Online, an interactive website designed for eight to ten year olds to… Read more

Bike to Work and School Week

Next week is Bike to Work & School Week in BC.  Starting on May 28th, the focus is on cycling for transportation, fun, health and wellness. There’s still time to get ready to participate.  You can register to win prizes.  To learn more, visit GoByBikeBC. Here are some resources with safe cycling tips: Bicycle Safety… Read more

NAOSH Week

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week started on May 6th and ends May 12th. This year’s theme is Making Safety a Habit. In 2015, Decoda published a workplace health and safety curriculum. Building Resilient Workers: Health and Safety at Work was a collaboration between the BCFED Health & Safety Centre and Decoda Literacy… Read more

Safety and Health of Young Workers

This coming Saturday, April 28th, is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year’s theme is Generation Safe & Healthy, with a focus on young workers. All workers can be injured at work, but young workers may be more at risk due to inexperience, lack of training, orientation and supervision, and hesitancy to… Read more