Health and Safety

Published on Wed, 12/23/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Emergency Preparedness: Dial 911 and then what?

Emergency Preparedness: Dial 911 and then what?

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by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant

Fire, injury, flood, power failure, chemical spill, building collapse, extreme weather – the possible causes of an emergency are endless. Are you prepared? After you dial 911, then what happens?

Published on Wed, 12/23/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Be prepared for a spill before you handle pesticides

Be prepared for a spill before you handle pesticides

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant

Pesticide spills can harm your health, crops, community, and environment. They can also be difficult and costly to clean up. Here is some advice on spill prevention and how to create a spill kit for your farm.

Published on Wed, 12/23/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

PPE only works if you use it!

PPE only works if you use it!

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant

“PPE only works if you use it!” is this year’s Canadian agricultural safety campaign theme with a focus on the use, fit and access of personal protective equipment (PPE) in agriculture. The yearlong campaign was launched last March with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week.

PPE includes eye and face protection, hearing protection, protective clothing, protective creams and lotions, and respiratory protective devices.

Published on Fri, 12/18/2009 by Canadian Cancer Society

Ontario woman reveals how her computer helped her quit smoking

Ontario woman reveals how her computer helped her quit smoking

Alliston resident Kathy Klemarow has not had a cigarette since March 4, 2008. After smoking for more than 30 years, she attributes a great deal of her smoke-free success to the support she found online.

Her Quit Meter tells her that she has saved $6,540 and has gained 68 days of life since quitting smoking. Klemarow monitors her Quit Meter on Smokers’ Helpline Online (SHO), a program by the Canadian Cancer Society. On the web at www.SmokersHelpline.ca, it offers support, advice and information to Ontarians about quitting smoking and tobacco use.

Published on Tue, 12/15/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Make this holiday season a healthy one

Make this holiday season a healthy one

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

The holiday season is upon us, and this means attending and hosting holiday parties with family and friends. The holiday season is the perfect time for germs and illnesses like the H1N1 flu to spread. In order to stay healthy this holiday season it’s important to keep some general health tips in mind.

Published on Fri, 12/11/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Farm Safety: Don’t listen to it!

Farm Safety: Don’t listen to it!

December 11, 2009

Published on Wed, 12/09/2009 by Ontario Lung Association

Flu season advice from the Canadian Lung Association

Flu season advice from the Canadian Lung Association

Catch your breath this flu season: Advice for people with lung disease from the Canadian Lung Association

Flu season hits Canadians every year, bringing with it the unpleasant symptoms of aches, pains, fever, and coughing. But if you’re one of the millions of Canadians who suffer from lung diseases such as asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), catching the flu can make you sick very quickly.

Published on Wed, 12/02/2009 by Natural Health Practitioners of Canada

Use of Natural Health Care Continues Growth Pattern

Use of Natural Health Care Continues Growth Pattern

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Edmonton, AB. December 2, 2010 – Please find attached a stock story and print-ready PSA. These can be used any time, space permitting.

Published on Wed, 11/25/2009 by World Vision Canada

H1N1 highlights health needs of the poor around the world

H1N1 highlights health needs of the poor around the world

In the midst of the second wave of the H1N1 pandemic, Britt Hamilton gained a new appreciation for Canada’s health care system.

It was on a recent weekend at her home in central Ontario when the mother to two young children became concerned for her three-year-old daughter Sarah.

Published on Tue, 11/24/2009 by Heart & Stroke Foundation

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s new CPR campaign challenges Canadians to put their hands to good use

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s new CPR campaign challenges Canadians to put their hands to good use

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s new CPR campaign challenges Canadians to put their hands to good use: just 22 minutes can last a lifetime

November 24, 2009

Ottawa– A new public service campaign from the Heart and Stroke Foundation challenges Canadians to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) during November – CPR month – to see that they have what it takes to save a life.

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