The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.
Category: International Safe Communites
13th WCIPSP will be held on 6-9 November 2018, at Bitec Bangna Convention hall Bangkok.
Theme’s Bridging the Equity Gap in Violence and Injury Prevention-Achieving Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)
Unintentional injury is the biggest issue in community safety and when it comes to unintentional injury the most common injury will result from falling. Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues. Public awareness about the risk and frequency of falls, and the extent of injury and impairment that can result is alarmingly low.
Reminder: Have you submitted an abstract yet to attend the 23rd International Conference on Safe Communities – Safe Communities are an Essential Need for a Modern-day Society
With a theme of “Take Action”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy. Themes will be varied and cover topics such as child and family safety, road and transport safety, falls and ageing, water safety (including drowning), burns prevention, injury in a global perspective, rural and remote injury prevention, sports injury prevention and treatment, workplace safety, injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and more.
At least 14 children under 9 years old died in Australia during 2000-2015 after household furniture fell on them. This is around one death per year.
There is an upward trend for fall injury cases in Victoria with an average of 6,000 hospital admissions and 31,000 emergency department presentations per year. Injuries were more common in male patients with falls most likely to occur at home.
Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues.
10 – 11 July 2017, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference is a platform for government, academic and industry professionals to discuss public health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, climate change, urban design, bio security and more. The conference will be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane on Monday 10th … Continued
Registration is now open for the 2017 Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON), to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. Our biennial convention offers an exciting opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of public health and safety practitioners in the field of childhood injury prevention … Continued