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Personal Safety and Injury Prevention

Personal Safety and Injury Prevention is one of the six health topics a school community may identify as their priority health topic for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.

Based on the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School (2014) this topic includes strategies and activities related to:

  • awareness of the potential seriousness of medical conditions
  • head injuries
  • knowledge of first aid, including CPR
  • injury prevention
  • living skills (e.g. caring for self and others in various ways)
  • recognizing and limiting higher-risk behaviours
  • safe practices (e.g. safe practices in sports; road, fire, and water safety; protection from the sun or cold; workplace safety; proper use of helmets and other protective equipment)

Related Education Policies and Resources:

For sample strategies and activities relating to Personal Safety and Injury Prevention, see pages 19-21 of the Foundations for a Healthy School resource.

Related Ophea Resources:

For more resources on this health topic, click here.