Seasonal Injuries

Summer is here, and that means more time spent outdoors. Stay safe this summer with these resources:

Scooters, bicycles, and more

Mountain Biking: Vancouver Coastal Health has a great factsheet on mountain biking on their website. Frequent injuries include: fractures in the upper extremities such as wrists, arms, and shoulders; sprains; and concussions.

Scooter Riding: According to Parachute, “a properly fitted and correctly worn helmet can cut the risk of serious head injury by up to 80 percent.”

Cycling: This Parachute document has tips on cycling in the city.

Camping outdoors

BC Safety Authority has information on reducing your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning at the campground.

Watch this PSA about mixing gasoline and campfires.

Swimming

The Canadian Red Cross and Parachute both have resources on drowning.

Trampoline safety

80% of injuries in kids on trampolines occur when two or more children are on the trampoline at the same time. Vancouver Coastal Health has a summer campaign to raise awareness of trampoline injury.

They have an infographic and a fact sheet—check it out and enter the contest to win a FitBit on their website and read the press release.