Archive for the ‘Water safety’ Category

Injury Evidence Bank

By Injury Matters • December 22nd, 2020

Are you seeking reliable and accurate research pieces? The Injury Matters Evidence Bank can help. The Injury Evidence Bank provides a central location to access injury prevention evidence in one location. Within the Bank, users are able to search for existing evidence by key words, injury topic, primary target audience, stage of injury prevention andmore…

Drowning Prevention

By Injury Matters • October 26th, 2020

With the warmer weather upon us and water-based activities increasing, it is vital that we stay safe when around water. Toddlers are at heightened risk of drowning due to their low swimming ability, minimal awareness of water dangers, relative immobility and dependence on caregivers. Toddler drowning incidents can occur due to a range of circumstances.more…

2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards

By Injury Matters • October 5th, 2020

The 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the impact of injury within Western Australia. Applications for the Awards are open until Friday the 8th January 2021 and are encouraged frommore…

Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2018

By Injury Matters • September 18th, 2018

Royal Life Saving Australia recently released their 2018 National Drowning Report, outlining that 249 fatal drownings and an estimated 551 non-fatal drownings occurred in Australian waterways from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. It is estimated that these drowning events cost $1.47 billion, due to health system, emergency services, coronial and productivity costs. Somemore…

Royal Life Saving drowning report released

By • July 13th, 2017

Until now, national data and an understanding of the extent of non-fatal drownings in Australia have been limited due to fatal drowning being the focus of the drowning prevention community. The recently released landmark report, “A 13 year national study of non-fatal drowning in Australia: Data challenges, hidden impacts and social costs”, by Royal Lifemore…

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