Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team at The Safety Educator.
The Safety Educator was born from a desire to reduce accidental injuries and improve the health of babies and children in Asia. Every week we see children get hurt and die from avoidable injuries due to a lack of health and safety awareness. We can change things together by sharing quality information and putting measures in place to prevent accidental injury and death.
Since the launch of our website we have gained the Malaysian Paediatric Association logo on our website, which confirms our collaboration with them. We have also worked with the The Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia by providing voluntary assistance in both research and documentation.
We are currently in the process of registering The Safety Educator as a charity in Victoria, Australia. The process should be completed by June 2015. See our Charity Status page for more information. We are 100% non profit and self funded, all of our panelists and reviewers volunteer their time.
In 2015 we will be researching more topics and putting together fact sheets from the latest evidence based information available. We will also launch health and safety campaigns in social media. If you have a background in health, safety or education and would like to contribute to the website please contact us here.
If you have any questions regarding children’s health and safety please contact us and we will get back to you within five business days. We are always happy to answer questions or direct you to the best place for answers.
Finally from me personally. Bringing my (our) children into the world has been the happiest, most tiring and by far the most rewarding experience of my life and they are only 4 and 2 years old. I can’t contemplate the sadness and grief families experience when they see their child seriously injured or die. Every time I update our website or Facebook page with a news article about an injured child I think “what if that was my child and what can we do to stop this from happening to another child and another family?” So I ask you, if you see something unsafe, say something to the parent or care giver. You may be ignored, but you could change a habit and protect an unknowing children from accident or injury. For that, the family would be forever grateful.
Image from EHS Safety News America.
Maree has over five years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety and in the development of safety standards, training workshops and improvement initiatives. She is passionate about health, safety and education. Maree, a mother of two children, has a Advanced Diploma in OHS and will be graduating soon with a B.Sc. (HSE) from Australia.