Health and Safety

Published on Fri, 11/16/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Three ways to get closer to nature

Three ways to get closer to nature

Canadians are more disconnected from nature than ever before. We spend more and more of our time indoors, and a large per cent of us live in an urban setting away from large natural areas.

We’re losing touch with the natural world, one that needs our help to stop and reverse the damage left by development and climate change.

Published on Mon, 11/05/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Operation Lifesaver unveils new video to keep commuters safe

Operation Lifesaver unveils new video to keep commuters safe

Canada’s commuter railways carry more than 79 million passengers each year. Commuters from Montreal to Toronto to Vancouver depend on them as a quick, reliable and environmentally friendly way to get to work and school every day. But unfortunately, when passengers don’t follow the rail safety rules, commuting can be deadly.

Published on Wed, 10/31/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Ten Saskatchewan Fire Departments Receive Vital Rescue Equipment

Ten Saskatchewan Fire Departments Receive Vital Rescue Equipment

Winnipeg, MB, October 30, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3 Canada Limited, is pleased to announce that 10 Saskatchewan Fire Departments will receive vital grain-rescue equipment.

BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program, is generously supported by sponsors like G3. These sponsorship dollars have helped build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration unit, develop BeGrainSafe resources, raise awareness on grain hazards, and train firefighters on grain entrapment rescue.

Published on Tue, 10/30/2018 by Cintas Canada, Ltd.

Poll Finds Over Two Thirds of Canadians Would Leave Home While Sick, Making Public Spaces Ideal Environments for Catching Flu

Poll Finds Over Two Thirds of Canadians Would Leave Home While Sick, Making Public Spaces Ideal Environments for Catching Flu

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, October 30, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Each year, approximately 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada are caused by the flu.1 According to a recent survey commissioned by Cintas Canada, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTAS), many Canadians could be putting themselves and others at risk for catching the flu. The survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll among 1,046 Canadian adults ages 18 and older, reveals that 68 percent of Canadian adults would leave their homes while sick.

Published on Wed, 10/03/2018 by The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Travelers Canada Poll: Millennials More Vocal About Distracted Driving

Travelers Canada Poll: Millennials More Vocal About Distracted Driving

 

The Travelers Institute brings its Every Second Matters™ distracted driving campaign to Canadian university students

CALGARY, Alberta /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Published on Thu, 09/27/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Health Literacy Still an Issue in Canada

Health Literacy Still an Issue in Canada

  • 60 per cent of Canadian adults and 88 per cent of seniors are not health literate
  • ABC Life Literacy launches nine new resources as part of its ABC Health Matters program
  • Low literacy is associated with poor health outcomes

Toronto, ON, September 27, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ -  October is Health Literacy Month, a time to increase understanding of health information and for Canadians to take charge of their health.

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

“Our goal with #STOPTrackTragedies is to drive home the message that an unsafe decision made in a split second ... can have devastating consequences for you, your loved ones and members of your community.”

OTTAWA / WASHINGTON, D.C, September 24, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Operation Lifesaver Canada and Operation Lifesaver Inc. have joined forces to launch a new rail-safety public-awareness campaign to mark the first joint Rail Safety Week in North America, September 23 – 29, 2018.

Published on Thu, 09/20/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

By Sarah Mayes
Operation Lifesaver Canada and U.S.-based Operation Lifesaver, Inc. are joining forces to launch a new North American campaign this Rail Safety Week, September 23-29, 2018, called #STOPTrackTragedies.

For most of us, buckling up when driving and using sidewalks instead of walking down the centre of a road are automatic safety habits. But did you know there is another real – and potentially life-threatening – hazard to drivers and pedestrians? I’m talking about the danger we don’t often consider: driving or walking near train tracks. 

Published on Mon, 07/09/2018 by Discover Boating

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

TORONTO, July 9, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada, an estimated 12.4 million Canadians enjoy our vast landscape of rivers, lakes and oceans each year — and for good reason. Recent research shows people experience emotional, behavioural and psychological benefits of being near, in, on or under water, and while participating in activities such as boating.  One of the leading researchers on the health benefits of the water is Dr. Wallace J.

Published on Mon, 06/25/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Look out for and report Giant hogweed: Nature Conservancy of Canada raises awareness about dangerous plant

Look out for and report Giant hogweed: Nature Conservancy of Canada raises awareness about dangerous plant

While summer is arriving, another sign of better weather brings a troublesome and dangerous plant called giant hogweed.

Giant hogweed is one of Canada’s most dangerous plants as it poses a real human health concern.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people across the country to document sightings of the towering green plant. Giant hogweed is one of Canada’s most dangerous plants as it poses a real human health concern.

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