Programs that provide training for individuals who want to become qualified as occasional baby sitters or child care professionals, and who need information regarding rules, regulations, accepted practices and available resources.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to protect homes, businesses and property from the threat of fire. Fire prevention programs provide information about faulty wiring and other electrical hazards, kitchen fires, smoking risks, child-related fire safety, flammable materials storage, brush clearance, fire retardant building materials and ground cover, techniques for fighting a fire until the fire agency arrives (first aid firefighting) and other similar topics. Included are programs that inspect the homes of individual citizens and give them a report which recommends ways to protect their property as well as those that deal with fire safety in a more general way.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the basic techniques for safely handling, cleaning, repairing and storing rifles, shotguns, pistols and other firearms. Also included are programs that teach young children the dangers associated with firearms, the difference between toy guns and real ones, the importance of not touching or handling guns that may be found around the house or in other environments and what to do if they come into contact with a gun, i.e., leave the vicinity where the gun is located and tell an adult immediately; and/or that teach parents child-related firearm safety including the suggestion that they ask other parents if there are firearms in the home and ensure that they are safely secured before allowing their child to visit.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to reduce the risk of accidents and serious injuries when setting off fireworks. Topics may include laws relating to the purchase and use of fireworks (which may vary from community to community), the types of fireworks that are legal/illegal for consumer use, the types of injuries most frequently associated with both legal and illegal fireworks and safe handling tips.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take when they shop for, store, prepare, cook, defrost or reheat food to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Topics may include proper storage and cooking temperatures, avoidance of cross-contamination, the importance of hand washing and disinfecting kitchen surfaces, safe thawing practices, prompt refrigeration of leftovers, condiment safety, animal drugs and feeds, food irradiation, bioengineered fruit and produce, dietary supplements, food allergies, food colours and additives, fat and sugar substitutes, pesticides and other contaminants, food concerns during pregnancy and tips regarding specific foods with known risk factors. Food safety education programs may target school children; consumers; or food service workers, managers, cooks, bartenders, servers and dishwashers in restaurants, hotels, schools, child care centres, long-term care facilities and other establishments that prepare and serve food.
Programs that provide information about a wide variety of accident prevention and other safety topics rather than specializing in a particular safety-related area.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the hazards that make homes and apartments and their associated yards unsafe and the measures that people can take to eliminate residential safety problems. Topics may include the safe storage of medication, cleaning products and poisons; the safe handling of appliances and yard care equipment; indoor air pollution; measures to take to prevent falls; and child-related home safety.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures hunters can take to avoid accidents and ensure their safety while pursuing their sport. Hunting safety education programs usually focus on map and compass skills, comfort and survival, firearms and ammunition, archery, first aid, hunting ethics, provincial regulations and law enforcement. In some provinces, completion of a hunting safety course and/or passing a safety test are requirements for obtaining a hunting licence.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their personal safety while engaging in specific activities that may put them at risk of accident or injury.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their own safety and that of others while driving or riding as passengers in motor vehicles, riding bicycles, roller skating, skateboarding, or walking as pedestrians in traffic; or which conduct inspections of motor vehicles, child passenger safety seats or other related equipment to assure driver and passenger safety.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their safety while engaging in recreation in, on or around the water.
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to improve safety in the settings in which people work. Topics may include slips and falls, ladder safety, ergonomics, lifting and carrying, tool and equipment safety, personal protective equipment, vehicle safety, hazardous chemicals, electrical safety, stress, workplace violence, and safety issues such as hearing preservation programs and working safely in confined spaces that may relate to a particular industry or workplace environment.
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