Falls from ladders lead to thousands of emergency department visits and hospital admissions in Ontario each year. The highest numbers are seen in middle-aged adults. Using Ontario emergency department visit and hospital discharge data, this issue of the Ontario Injury Compass presents injury data on ladder-related falls, with a focus on 45-64 year olds.
ResourcesFall Prevention Month Toolkit
The Partners for Fall Prevention Month have created a toolkit to help organizations in Ontario promote November 2015 as Fall Prevention Month. Any organization can download and use this toolkit free of charge. Toolkit contents include promotional materials, client resources, fall statistics and infographics, and suggestions for activities, events and programming.
Find out what Injury Prevention working groups across Ontario are doing by visiting their microsites. Interested in a microsite for your working group? The OIPRC can help!
The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) helps injury prevention professionals reduce injury in Ontario.
We do this through:
- knowledge translation and interpretation
- knowledge exchange and communication
- system planning
February 26 - April 1, 2016
The next session of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum E-Learning course will be offered through the University of Victoria from February 26th to April 1st, 2016
April 4 - April 6, 2016
April 19 - April 20, 2016
The Ontario Bike Summit brings together decision-makers, practitioners and advocates to learn and discuss strategy for making Ontario's roads safer for all road users.
May 16 - May 17, 2016
Registration and the Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2016 Watch Your Step National Fall Prevention Conference in Calgary, Alberta in May 2016.
May 30 - June 5, 2016
Safe Kids Week 2016 will focus on the top injury issues that affect children on the road, at home and at play.
June 5 - June 8, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia
This conference is aimed at everyone who works in road safety.