FALL PROTECTION IS THE PREVENTION OF FALLS AND THE MINIMIZING OF RESULTING INJURIES
Falls are the leading known cause of injury among older Canadians but can result in harm and loss of life for people of all ages. In Canada, more than 40,000 workers get injured annually due to fall accidents. Whether at home or the workplace, preventing falls through awareness, training, and safety equipment can save lives.
The Falls Protection Committee works with various community agencies to address fall prevention and protection issues among our senior citizens, workplaces, and children. By providing resources, education, and safety programs, the committee aims to reduce injuries in the Assiniboia area caused by falls.
HOME CARE SERVICES
SASK SAFETY COUNCIL
FALL ARREST COURSES
Friday, June 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Preventing Scams & Fraud
Assiniboia 55 club
Join us for a cup of tea and a speaker session on preventing falls and fraud
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
FALL PROTECTION COMMITTEE
Committee purpose: "To promote health by educating and providing programs for at-risk groups with regards to falls."
The Falls Protection Committee offers programs to create awareness and help prevent falls among seniors, children, and on local worksites. The committee believes it is important to prevent fall-related injuries among at-risk groups of any age. Through education and strength-building programs, we can help reduce the injuries that result from falls. The committee is looking for motivated volunteers to help with this important cause, including a Committee Chair to take the lead on injury-preventing projects.
To join, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
An injury caused by a fall can have a long-lasting impact on a person's quality of life, sometimes resulting in chronic pain or disabling injury. For seniors especially, falls can have devastating consequences and are the number one reason for emergency room visits.
For older citizens, taking care of their health by staying active and getting regular check-ups can help reduce the seriousness of injuries caused by falls. Addressing home hazards is another key part of preventing falls among the senior population such as obstacles in walkways and loose or spilled items on the floor. The use of assistive devices such as canes or walkers is also important in reducing the risk of falls.
Slips, trips, and falls are also serious concerns in the workplace. It is important for both employers and employees to understand how falls happen, how to identify potential hazards, and what safety practices to implement to reduce those hazards. Access to proper safety equipment and workplace training is critical to preventing injury in the workplace.
The impact of falls among children is often overlooked, however, they also represent a population that is frequently and seriously injured from falls. Proper supervision is one of the safest ways to prevent injury among children, including those caused by falls. Other important ways to prevent injuries from falls are the use of safety gates, the proper use of restraints in car seats/strollers/high chairs, the use of protective equipment such as helmets, and adequate child-proofing in the home.
Home Safety Checklist -Five Hills Health Region
Home Fall Prevention Checklist - Saskatchewan Safety Council
Safety Tips for Winter Walking - Saskatchewan Safety Council
Physical Activity Tips for Older Adults - Government of Canada
Prevent Falls & Fractures - National Institute on Aging
Slips, Trips, & Falls - Worksafe Saskatchewan
Tips for Preventing Falls at Work - National Safety Council
Fall Protection & Prevention Training - Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association