safety-tips JP Maher is a local Fraser Valley self advocate who is focused on his own safety and the well being of others. He will be posting a variety of safety tips for self advocates and others. Feel free to leave some suggestions for JP by emailing him at  jpmaher2010@hotmail.com . JP will consider your questions or comments as soon as possible. Note that not all suggestions make it into JP’s Safety Tips do to being the same concerns repeated

 

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Back-to-School Tips

The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Making the First Day Easier Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two

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SafeBee’s Top 10 Fall Safety Tips

Here’s what the experts at UL recommend you do now to prevent accidents and keep the family safe To paraphrase the old Byrds song, to everything, there is a season. Shorter days and cooler nights mean it’s time to take some steps around the house, and within your family, to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during the transition to winter. Here are ten smart moves to make now

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Sun safety basics

Just a reminder its summer time when out in sun to put on sun screen and to always be safe drink water self advocates Most of us like to work, play, and relax outside on a sunny day. But too much sun and heat can be harmful, so be careful! On this page: Protect against UV rays all year round Sun safety tips For more information Protect against UV rays

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5 Canada Day Safety Tips

Canada Day is Friday, July 1, and across the country there will be celebrations. Safely enjoy your day off by keeping in mind the following tips: Stay cool. Canada Day activities may keep you outside for the entire day. As such, it’s important to protect yourself from the sun and heat. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and light-colored and loose clothing. Also, stay hydrated throughout the day. Drive

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Emergency Preparedness Week

May 5-11, 2019 This is good info for self advocates in case of emergency. Every year emergency preparedness week happens  in May. It’s remind you to be prepared for emergency. From Public Safety Canada Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This year’s theme is “Be Emergency Ready”. While governments at all

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Raising cyber-aware adults

Victoria Monday, April 29, 2019 1:45 PM Self Advocates with disabilities this good online safety news about passwords safety   Grade 8 students at Central Middle school learned about online safety, password protection and in-demand cyber security jobs during a visit from Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, in advance of World Password Day. “Raising cyber-aware adults begins with conversations today,” said Sims. “As the minister responsible for government information security,

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Staying safe outdoors on Family Day weekend

Victoria Friday, February 15, 2019 12:30 PM This is for those Self Advocates that on Family Day that venture out into the back country safety tips that need to know if get into some sort trouble outdoors on Family Day long weekend No one expects to have to make a call for help when out on a B.C. back country adventure but, unfortunately, it happens all the time. Over the

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Ring in 2019 with a commitment to emergency preparedness

Victoria Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:00 AM With the start of a new year, make a resolution to be better prepared for potential emergencies. Emergency Management BC (EMBC) urges British Columbians to make a commitment to better prepare themselves and their families for possible emergencies. Start by building an emergency kit and developing a household plan that individuals and families can practise throughout the year. A home emergency kit does

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Holiday fire safety

Victoria Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:30 PM   With the winter holidays almost here, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management BC offer some fire safety advice to help ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season for all British Columbians. Decorating Keep combustibles such as trees, wrapping paper and decorations away from heat sources. Ensure a real tree stays fresh by watering it often. Dispose of it safely.

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Put self-care at the top of your list this holiday season

Victoria Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:00 AM The end of the year is a joyous time, but for some people it can be difficult. This year, instead of worrying about finding the perfect gift, attending all the parties or pretending everything is perfect, make sure you make time to take care of yourself and put your well-being first. The holiday season can bring added pressures, such as travelling, busy schedules,

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