Summer 2010 safety tips from WorkSafeBC
All of us at WorkSafeBC wish you and your family a Happy Canada Day. Please read - and pass along - these tips for enjoying a safe, healthy summer.

Play the Ladder Challenge for a chance to win an iPad
From WorkSafeBC
Start off your summer reno projects by putting your ladder safety skills to the test. The first of two iPads will awarded June 30, 2010.
Know any young people working at summer jobs?
Tell them about www.raiseyourhand.com
Know your rights for workplace safety. Build a funky safety tune with the Rhythmixer and enter to win a prize.
How to stop your car during sudden acceleration
A video from ConsumerReports.org
Auto engineer Jake Fisher demonstrates what to do if your car speeds out of control.
Preventing heat stress at work
From WorkSafeBC
Workers in hot conditions must be ready to deal with heat stress. These same principles apply to outdoor exercise and recreation. (PDF 2.3mb)
Sun safety for outdoor workers
From the Canadian Dermatology Association
Protect yourself from the sun. Watch these videos on how to spot skin cancer and learn sun safety tips.
Top 5 Ways to Sunblock Your Eyes This Summer
from EHS Today
Two ophthalmologists offer tips for selecting the best sun protection for your eyes this summer.
Thinking of renovations? Think safety!
From the B.C. Safety Authority
Warm weather means renovation time for many homeowners. Do it safely - with permits and licensed contractors, says the B.C. Safety Authority.
Diving safety tips
From the Canadian Red Cross
Many diving incidents result in quadriplegia, and almost 90% of people with serious injuries caused by careless diving are confined to a wheelchair for life.
Water safety
From CKPG News
Leaving children unsupervised near open water, and not wearing life jackets, are the two most common causes of drowning.
Help your pets beat the heat
From the BC SPCA
Hot dogs belong on the barbecue - not in your car. Read these tips on keeping pets safe in hot weather.
Summer food safety tips
From Health Canada
Food poisoning happens more in summer, when people cook outdoors. Learn how to prevent it.
All-terrain vehicles aren't child's play
From Concerned Families for ATV Safety
Stories about kids who died or were injured on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Kids should not ride ATVs until they are 16, say these families and physicians.
Protect yourself against ticks
From the BC Centre for Disease Control
If you're spending time in the woods or in tall grass this summer take precautions to protect yourself against tick-borne infections, such as Lyme disease.

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