90% of all injuries are predictable and preventable.
Prevention is complicated because there is no single thing that will eliminate all types of risk. The level of risk in any situation varies with age, job, gender, activity, personality type, environment and the people around you.
Prevention is about assessing the risk in a situation and making choices to reduce or eliminate that risk.
Injuries, both intentional and unintentional are a major public health issue. Generally, injuries are classified as intentional and unintentional. Intentional or violent injuries are described as self-inflicted such as suicide or those purposely inflicted by another person such as assault, homicide. Unintentional injuries include those that occur as a result of falls, drownings, burns, motor vehicle collisions and poisonings.
Safety is no accident
Acting safely does not take the fun out of life; rather activities done safely can prevent injuries and ensure ongoing enjoyment of life.
Injury Prevention encourages you not to leave the safety of your family and friends in the hands of "common sense". Take the time to learn ways to be safe.
For more information on Injury Prevention, call the Health Information Line at the Brant County Health Unit 519 753-4937 x259.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 June 2008 )|