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About 90% of all unintentional injuries are considered to be predictable and preventable! Yet unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for Canadians aged 1-34 years.1 Whether you’re on the road, outdoors, or in your home, always put safety first because injuries are predictable and preventable.

  • ConcussionsConcussions
    Recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion.
  • Child sitting in booster seatBooster Seats
    In Ontario, a child must be secured in a booster seat until he or she is 8 years old, or weighs 80 lbs. (36 kg.) or is 4 ft. 9 in. (145 cm.) tall.
  • Image of a hand holding a cell phoneDistracted Driving
    Buckle up and keep your phone down! A moment of distraction is all it takes to change a life.
  • Family in the poolWater Safety
    Remember to always supervise children when they’re in or around water.
  • Sun SafetySun Safety
    Be sun safe to decrease your risk of skin cancer.
  • Share the Road LogoShare the Road
    Be respectful. Be courteous. Look out for cyclists on the road, slow down and only pass when it’s safe to pass.
  • Front page of the Give Your Child a Safe Start bookletGive Your Child a Safe Start
    View, download and print the Give Your Child a Safe Start booklet. For young children, most injuries happen in the home.

Safety Tips

  • Always supervise young children and keep them within arm’s reach
  • Watch your step, prevent falls
  • Avoid over exposure to the sun
  • Install your child’s car seat properly and make sure it is the right seat for your child
  • Pay attention to others and share the road
  • Get the latest updates by subscribing to Consumer Product Safety alerts

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  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
Date of creation: February 27, 2013
Last modified on: July 14, 2023