Health and Safety

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.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates 16 Years of Keeping Rural Youth Safe with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation

CASA Celebrates 16 Years of Keeping Rural Youth Safe with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Winnipeg, MB, June 21, 2018: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its 16th year of partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) supporting rural youth health and safety through Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

Published on Thu, 05/03/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

May 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its partnership with Glacier FarmMedia and its publications Alberta Farmer Express, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs.

2018 marks the third year that Glacier FarmMedia has supported CASA initiatives as a media sponsor, advertising and celebrating both the Back to Ag Program and Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

Published on Fri, 04/13/2018 by Threads of Life

SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life launch new partnership for Steps for Life

SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life launch new partnership for Steps for Life

A new partnership between SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life will help bring healing to families struggling with the effects of workplace tragedy, and help to build safer workplaces right across the country.

Published on Tue, 03/06/2018 by BASF Canada

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

The 2016 season broke all records for Sclerotinia across the Prairies, with provincial disease surveys claiming that prevalence was at 93 percent in Manitoba, 92 percent in Saskatchewan, and 80 percent in Alberta. The heavy disease pressure felt then is still an issue for canola growers today.

Despite 2017 being a dry year, Sclerotinia was observed in 51.3 percent of canola surveyed in Saskatchewan, according to the 2017 Canola Disease Survey conducted by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.

Published on Tue, 02/20/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2018 runs from March 11-17.

This is the last year of the Be an AgSafe Family CASW campaign that focused on children (2016), adults (2017) and now in 2018, seniors.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CommunityWire - February 20, 2018) - This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are encouraging all Canadians to be part of the AgSafe Family this Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW).

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