Coquitlam, BC– 6-June-2022: Sports like hockey, touch football, and rugby classify as contact sports because they demand a greater amount of physical contact between players. Therefore they have a well-deserved reputation for leading to injury more often than not. The nature of these injuries can be anything from bruises to broken bones.
While this has come to be an accepted occupational hazard among players, Metro Safety Training believes that a significant portion of these injuries could be prevented with the right health safety program.
Professional athletes might be fully aware of the risks they are taking on. However, student athletes and children who play recreationally should be able to do so without putting their physical health in harm's way.
A spokesperson stated, "You never know when accidents may occur, so we encourage everyone to consider first aid training. But for athletes, injuries have become normalized. They can't be eradicated given how physically engaging these sports are, but the fallout can be limited with the right training and the right people present. Minor injuries that are immediately treated have a large chance of healing completely. However, a layperson might underestimate their severity, which will have many consequences."
Even the most basic first aid training courses from Metro Safety Training would enable school staff to make playing fields and stadiums safer. In the case of accidents, they will be able to assess the injury and make a more educated decision about whether or not to seek medical attention.
One of the most common hazards is concussions. They happen after blows to the head or neck. While not all are serious, multiple minor concussions can lead to CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). This can occur after five or more instances of patients being concussed.
In the case of mild concussions, symptoms are not always apparent to non-medical personnel. Patients who are correctly diagnosed will know to seek treatment and take precautions in the future. However, if left unnoticed, the long-term symptoms may be irreversible.
Furthermore, proper training will give them increased autonomy over their work. Employees who feel more empowered to make decisions are more likely to go the extra mile to perform better. In the case of children's safety, it's always worth it to go the extra mile. Even career athletes have been known to quit entire sports due to injury.
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Metro Safety Training has worked to make the population of British Columbia safer since 2008 with a variety of safety courses. They collaborate with the Canadian Red Cross to train and educate people about precautions they can take against the hazards in their environments and how to react in the face of an emergency.
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