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About 90% of all unintentional injuries are considered to be predictable and preventable! Yet unintentional injury is the leading causeof 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.

 
  • 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 Never Hurts NewsletterSafety Never Hurts Newsletter
    Subscribe to the Safety Never Hurts Newsletter, which is a seasonal newsletter for parents and caregivers of young children.
 

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

Contact Us

  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
    519-663-5317 ext. 2220
 
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Healthy Canadians -Recalls And Safety Alerts

Mine Safety Appliances Company LLC recalls MSA Nuevo Wrap Safety Glasses

Testing by the CSA Group has shown that glasses distributed between October 2017 and April 2018 do not comply with the side impact requirements of the safety standard for eye and face protectors. The affected safety glasses may not provide adequate protection against side impact, posing a risk of eye injury.

Tue June 19, 2018

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Date of creation: February 27, 2013
Last modified on: February 22, 2017
 

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