Our homes, backyards and play areas all hold hazards that can cause injuries.
The most common types of injuries can vary according to stage of life. The resources below provide injury prevention links for different age groups.
Babies rely on their caregivers to keep them safe from injury. There are many things you can do to keep your baby safe from everyday hazards, both inside and outside the home.
Injuries account for more child deaths in Canada than from all diseases combined. Most injuries are predictable and preventable. Many occur in places where you think your child is safe, such as in your home or backyard.There are many things you can do to keep your child safe from everyday hazards at home, school or play.
BC Children's Hospital
BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre
As you age, changes in your physical or mental function can increase the risk for injuries in your daily environment. Your risk of injury can also increase if you are taking medications for health conditions. There are steps you can take to make your home safer.
Please note: The health information provided here is general and appropriate for most people, most of the time. Wherever possible, resources are also provided to address the health needs of specific populations, including people living with a chronic health condition, indigenous people and LGBTQ individuals. Check with your health care provider to determine the health recommendations and resources that are right for you.