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.
Nominations are open to projects of all sizes, including smaller initiatives involving local community groups.
Anyone can nominate a project for the awards. It may be a project you are involved in, or a project that you believe deserves recognition. The awards are designed to reward benchmark projects, as well as projects which exhibit good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.
Ladder Safety Tip- Take the time to set up your ladder safely
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.
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
The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel … Continued
VicRoads is pleased to announce VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants program round for 2017/18 – open until 4pm March 15 2016. https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-programs/vicroads-community-road-safety-grants-program/apply-for-funding Standard Program Grants Standard programs are initiatives that are delivered year in and out. The attached guidelines list most standard programs and any specific information in regards to them. Should a program that … Continued
This free course, led by Centre for Adolescent Health Professors Susan Sawyer and George Patton will explore the dynamic factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people around the world, and how important it is for individuals, communities and nations that we improve their health and life chances. Over 25% of the world’s population … Continued