Friday, 03 November 2017
Commercial and residential high rise buildings have become a common sight in most cities throughout Ontario. Cities, such as Toronto where 30 percent of residential buildings are at least five storeys tall, have come to rely on taller structures to accommodate the increased demand for housing and office space. Occupants of high rise buildings should have an action plan in place in the event a fire breaks out in their building.
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1965, are one of the factors contributing to an aging Canadian population. According to the 2016 census, the number of senior adults in the country outnumbers children for the first time. One place where this is apparent is on the nation’s streets and highways where older drivers are involved in more accidents than any age group other than teenagers, which prompted Ontario to institute testing procedures for anyone 80 years of age or older seeking to renew a driver’s licence. It is important for the safety of all drivers and pedestrians for older drivers to heed a few tips for safe driving.
Monday, 30 October 2017
Most people like to think of their home as being a safe place, but statistics released by the government prove otherwise when it comes to falls and the serious injuries they can cause. Falls are the leading cause of children ages nine and younger being admitted to the hospital. For older adults living in Ontario, falls are particularly dangerous and account for more than 100,000 emergency department visits and 20,000 hospital admissions annually. There are steps you can take to make your home a safer place and prevent falls from occurring.
Friday, 27 October 2017
The streets of communities throughout Ontario will soon be filled with ghosts and goblins of all shapes and sizes in search of assorted sweet treats and perhaps a bit of mischief on Halloween. Children are more interested in the contents of their bags of goodies than in watching out for cars, so here are a few tips for parents and motorists to help keepthe little ones safe.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
A recent announcement by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario of changes it plans to implement in how it sets premiums for 300,000 businesses in the province might have drawn only passing interest from most people. Unless you own a business or you are a worker who has suffered an injury on the job, the WSIB goes about its work largely unnoticed.
Monday, 23 October 2017
School field trips offer an opportunity to expand the education process for youngsters. They expose students to new experiences and frequently allow teachers to use them as an extension of the lessons being taught in the classroom. Unfortunately, accidents and mishaps happen when groups of students and teachers engage in organized activities away from classroom. Advance preparation and planning are essential for a successful and safe field trip. If you are a teacher, school administrator or concerned parent, here are a few tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable field trip experience.
Friday, 20 October 2017
Many Ontario drivers do not have adequate liability insurance coverage due to changes in the insurance laws seven years ago reducing benefits while offering drivers the opportunity to purchase additional coverage. Sadly, a new study shows up to 25 percent of motorists are not even aware the laws changed, and only seven percent of drivers purchased extended liability insurance and only six percent opted for extra medical coverage.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
If a police officer stops you for driving while talking on your cellphone without using a hands-free device can cost up to $1,000 in fines if you fight it in court and lose. In fact, the cost of that ticket could be far greater than the fine you must pay under the demerit points system in Ontario. Accumulating too many demerit points could lead to the suspension of your driver’s licence.
Monday, 16 October 2017
School teachers and administrators have a difficult job looking out for the safety of the child parents entrust to them each and every day. When accidents happen and a child is seriously injured the primary concern for parents is their child’s wellbeing. Later, after the child receives the medical care and attention needed, concerns arise about what action can be taken and who is liable.
Friday, 13 October 2017
It is estimated that more than 400,000 drivers in Ontario do not have insurance covering their vehicles in the event of an accident. This situation exists even though it is the law in the province for all motor vehicles to have insurance to cover medical costs, lost wages, and the other damages suffered by a victim injured in a collision. The provincial government estimates that at least 2,100 motorist each year are involved in collisions without having the mandatory insurance coverage on their vehicles.