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Physical safety during a flood

Sun County Health Region advises people to take care when participating in heavy work like sand-bagging or building dykes during the floods in the Region.

If you’re not used to doing endeavours for 20 minutes, don’t expect to sandbag for four or five hours.

If you are used to being active for 20 minutes regularly, it’s still important for you to be cautious because sandbagging isn’t a regular activity that you’re used to.

Here are some things to consider: 

  • Not sure if you should sandbag? Ask your doctor or primary caregiver. They’ll know your limits.
  • If you have protective devices – such as a knee or wrist brace, or a weight training belt – wear them to help prevent injuries.

Consult information about working safely from the Saskatchewan Worksafe website at http://worksafesask.ca/ and http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/workers.asp

Look for specific information about avoiding injury while sandbagging from the Winnipeg Health Region website at http://www.wrha.mb.ca/healthinfo/news/2011/110408c.php#healthyenough

 

 

 

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