The Canadian Safety Council has designated May 1st – 7th as National Summer Safety Week. It’s the perfect opportunity to strive toward child injury prevention and educate ourselves about safety.
The unfortunate reality is that injury is the leading cause of death for children in Canada, with an estimated 340 fatalities each year for ages 14 and under. An additional 25 500 children are hospitalized. Therefore, it is crucial that adults – parents, educators, guardians, community leaders, etc. – take the time to familiarize themselves with effective safety practices and programs.
The Canadian Safety Council has provided a good resource with tips for child safety, including bicycle safety, traffic safety, playground safety, and more. Ensuring that helmets are worn at all times when biking, and monitoring small children around water are just some of the ways that serious accidents can be prevented. Furthermore, simply teaching children about safety can help them to make smarter choices when they are in potentially dangerous situations.
The ICE program is an effective way to add an extra level of protection for children if an accident does occur while they are away from home. You can request a free, laminated In Case of Emergency card from the Roger R Foisy website, which can be attached to a child’s helmet, backpack, or clothing. Click here to request a free ICE card(s).
In the event of an accident, emergency services personnel will be able to promptly determine who to contact by the information on the ICE card. It’s nice to have the peace of mind that you will be contacted and able to respond quickly in case of an accident.
Child injuries are preventable, and by taking the appropriate child safety measures, we can all help children to live a healthy, full life.
>> If you or a loved one are a victim of a serious accident, Roger can help. Using his extensive experience as an Ontario Injury Lawyer, he is able to effectively advocate on your behalf. Contact us for a complimentary, commitment-free consultation.