Concussions Toolbox Talk Handout

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BENEFITS
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. According to Brain Injury Canada, brain injury is a silent epidemic. Concussions are a common type of traumatic brain injury—and they’re not all sports-related. For example, on average, WorkSafeBC accepts more than 1,200 claims a year from workers who’ve experienced a concussion at work.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this handout, based on a fact sheet from Actsafe.ca, which works with BC’s entertainment industries to keep workers safe, for your OHS program and operations. Give it to workers as part of a safety talk to educate them on concussions, their symptoms and how to prevent getting them.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Actsafe.ca

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