National Summer Safety Week

Summertime offers sun, fun and good memories.  Canada Safety Council brings awareness and education to topical and seasonal safety issues such as water safety, trampoline safety and hot car dangers.

Keep your cool in the heat

After months of chilly Canadian weather, we are more than ready for some summer heat! But too much sun and heat exposure can lead to serious heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses include heat stress, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Symptoms can range from...

Stay Out of the Hot Seat!

Summer will soon be upon us, and with the warmer weather comes the enduring effect of heat inside of cars becoming blisteringly hot and potentially even lethal.  Often, even on days that seem mild, the interior of a car can reach extreme heats, causing shock and...

Sun Care, Be Aware

Participating in activities and sports outdoors during the summer months is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But most importantly, you must remember to protect your skin from harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays. During National Summer Safety Week the Canada Safety...

Child Injury Prevention

Many Canadian children eagerly look forward to the start of summer – the season of free time, exploration, sunshine and relaxation. But with the fun and excitement, kids can easily forget or overlook basic safety considerations, jeopardizing their safety and resulting...

Get up, and get active!

One of the greatest things to do when the weather gets warmer is to participate in outdoor activities and sports. It is also part of a healthy lifestyle, but not enough Canadian children are being active. According to a study by the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle...

Keep Your Head Above Water

On average over 400 Canadians drown each year, reports the Lifesaving Society – Canada ’s lifeguarding experts. In 2004, Ontario alone had 132 drowning fatalities. Drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children under 10 years of age, while...