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The Canadian Centers on Injury Prevention and Control believe that calling injuries "accidents" leads to a belief that they are unpredictable and unavoidable. But injuries are preventable.
What can we do about injuries?
Injuries can also be intentional, as a result of violence and suicide.
We can all reduce injuries by taking responsibility for our safety and the safety of others. Schools can work with students, parents, and other community partners to develop and implement written policies regarding unintentional injury, violence and suicide prevention.
The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit suggests learning to take safe risks by: