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Blowing Your Whistle on Injury
Images of people participating in various activities will be shown. These pictures will display people NOT managing their risk appropriately: They will be doing or NOT doing one or more things that can lead to potential injury. It is up to YOU to blow your whistle on injury.
When you spot the risk, blow your whistle. The first person to blow their whistle will be given the opportunity to guess the risk. Bonus points will be awarded to those who can spot additional risks.
Not wearing a helmet Helmets protect your brain from potentially life threatening head injuries. Wear the Gear. Wear a Helmet.
Kayaking in poor weather conditions Poor weather conditions and lack of experience with a certain route can be a lethal combination. Look first and Plan ahead.
Cycling alone, in a secluded area Not using reflectors and a light Not wearing a helmet In order to participate in activities in the best way possible, know your surroundings. Be sure to let someone know where you are going and bring a buddy along for the ride. If conditions change, be prepared. Darkness can be a serious hazard. Wear the gear and Look first.
Not wearing a helmet Wearing a helmet while participating in winter sports is essential to having a great ski and snowboard season. Wear the gear, Wear a helmet.
Untrained Being too young, inexperienced or untrained is a common way to get seriously hurt. Dont allow your skill level to interfere with enjoying life. Get trained and try something new.
Unplanned off-trail skiing Not wearing a helmet A well planned and thought out, off- trail ski or snowboard trip can be invigorating and tons of fun. If you plan on going off trail be aware of the avalanche conditions, bring the appropriate gear and go with other skiers. No matter where you are skiing and snowboarding always wear a helmet.
Speaking on a cell phone while driving Putting on makeup while driving Driving sober isnt just about the influence of drugs and alcohol. Drive sober also means ensuring that there are no distractions while participating in any activity. Think first. Drive sober
Walking on train tracks Walking on or near train tracks is never a good idea. Look first and avoid railroads.
Drinking and driving Nearly one out of three drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes are between the ages of 16 and 24. Stay focused. Drive sober.
Not Wearing a Helmet Remember, even a fall from only two feet can cause a brain injury. Keep your brain protected. Wear a Helmet and Buckle Up
Not wearing a helmet No matter how experienced you are at a certain activity, it is important to remember that you still need to manage risk. Use your best judgment. Wear the gear.
Distracted Driving Eating while driving can be extremely distracting. You cannot focus 100% on driving with a burger in hand. Be aware of your surroundings. Drive sober.
Not wearing a seatbelt During a crash involving a vehicle going 50 km/h, an unbelted backseat passenger will strike whatever it hits first with an average force of about 2,700 kg (the weight of an elephant). This could be the car seat, the windshield or another person in the vehicle. Buckle Up.