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Use Your Head

Use Your Head Use your head and wear a helmet this season, because even a small bang can have a major impact. essential Average speed 30 Why is Skiing/Snowboarding without a helmet dangerous? Most head injuries occur when skiers collide with objects like trees, packed snow or other people. Intermediate skiers on well average speed of 30-43 km/h. An impact with an object at these speeds causes concussion, contusions and in the worse case scenario - death. 43 km/h groomed slopes travel at an Essential Travel Survey Results Breakdown of helmet users by age Rate of helmet use 37% Age 20 - 29 7% did not wear a 93% 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 164% helmet on their 72% wintersports holiday 53% 60 < 42% 65.8% of skiers and snowboarders have had an injury on the slopes Two thirds of skiers who have been injured and were wearing a helmet believe that their helmets prevented a more serious injuries. 65.7% I don't wear a helmet, because... 29% Uncomfortable 24% Reduced Vision 73% Never Worn One 29% Low Risk 26% I Ski/Snowboard Carefully 23% Inconvenient to pack 12% Dislike the way they look 5% Too expensive Head injuries between men and women Helmet 10-15% 2.3% wearers Нead injury Non helmet wearers 5.8 % The general head injury rate for wintersports across Europe and North America Men are 2.2 times more ikely to suffer head injuries The proportion of cases of concussion among hospital visits for snowsports in the EU from 2002 to 2008 of all snowsport injuries. 13.7% Head 14.3% A 2005 Scottish survey of injuries showed that they occured on the following body parts for skiing and snowboarding: 9.1% Shouder Head 13.1% Shoulder 5.4% Wrist 4.9% 24.9%- Wrist 33.2%- Кпee 11.8% 7.6% 5.9% Akle Famous Skiing Deaths Sizing a Helmet Sonny Bono former husband of Cher, died after hitting a tree while skiing near Lake Tahoe in 1998. Wrap a measuring tape around your head above your eyebrows. Measure where Natasha Richardson suffered head injuries the tape overlaps. whilst skiing in Canada and subsequently died due to those injuries in 2009. Small Medium Large 52 - 55.5 cm 55.5 - 59 cm 59- 62.5 cm Dieter Althaus German politician, was charged with involuntary manslaughter after colliding with a woman on the slopes - who later died from her injuries. He was wearing a helmet, but she was not. Make sure your helmet is rated by one of these agencies: Sizes vary according to brand and age. EN Sources: Essential Travel Use Your Head Survey, 05/11 hitp:// http:/ ft.asp,1518,610882.00 htmi http://ski-injury.cominjury statisticsistatst Brügger 0, BianchiG, Schutz D, Kisser R, Rogmans W. Snow-sport helmets: injury prevention rate of wearers and recommendations. Berne: bfu - Swiss Council Accident Prevention, EuroSafe Task Force Safety in Sports; 2010.

Use Your Head

shared by IGEmp on Dec 28
Ski accident are common and one of the first places you can hurt is your head. This infographic tells why it's important to wear a helmet, what brain injuries can do, and how to pick the right helmet.


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