May 2009

Falls from furniture

On average, each day more than 60 people visit an emergency department for injuries due to falling from furniture. Seniors and children represent the majority of cases. Learn more about injuries due to falls from furniture in May's Ontario Injury Compass. The May issue of Compass is part of a series of e-reports produced by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. Each report focuses on a single injury issue and provides Ontario data broken down by age, sex and region. Each report also includes prevention tips and a list of additional resources pertaining to the injury topic.

Download the report (in PDF format) or sign up via email at compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org to automatically receive new reports by e-mail.

Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic.  By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released. 

To sign up, please send an email to compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org.