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Prevention

Prevention Guidelines

Protective equipment can reduce the risk and severity of brain injury. It is important to have a good quality, properly fitted hard hat/helmet for work environments and collision sports. Safety procedures should be mandated on work sites and protective equipment should be certified and well maintained.

If you have had a concussion, you may be more likely to be injured again. Further, if you get another concussion before you have healed properly, your symptoms can be worse and your recovery can be longer. Be sure to follow the return to school, work and play guidelines to reduce your risk of a second injury.

Because concussions are invisible injuries, education and awareness are essential tools to help other people understand this injury and its consequences.

Which Helmet for Which Activity

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Steps To Help Prevent A Concussion
  • Appropriate protective equipment should be worn properly and replaced when damaged.
  • Adhere to the rules of the sport or activity.
  • Approved helmets should be used in all activities with a risk of brain trauma.
  • Play fair and play smart!
  • Respect all participants.
A brain inside a football helmet

Prevention Guidelines

Protective equipment can reduce the risk and severity of brain injury. It is important to have a good quality, properly fitted hard hat/helmet for work environments and collision sports. Safety procedures should be mandated on work sites and protective equipment should be certified and well maintained.

If you have had a concussion, you may be more likely to be injured again. Further, if you get another concussion before you have healed properly, your symptoms can be worse and your recovery can be longer. Be sure to follow the return to school, work and play guidelines to reduce your risk of a second injury.

Because concussions are invisible injuries, education and awareness are essential tools to help other people understand this injury and its consequences.

Which Helmet for Which Activity

(click to view full PDF)

Steps To Help Prevent A Concussion
  • Appropriate protective equipment should be worn properly and replaced when damaged.
  • Adhere to the rules of the sport or activity.
  • Approved helmets should be used in all activities with a risk of brain trauma.
  • Play fair and play smart!
  • Respect all participants.