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Evaluating and improving playground safety

Melanie L. Morrison

Evaluating and improving playground safety

a playground inventory and assessment system

by Melanie L. Morrison

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Published by Injury Prevention Works, Children First of Maryland in Pittsburgh, Silver Spring, MD .
Written in English

  • Playgrounds -- Equipment and supplies -- Safety measures.,
  • Playgrounds.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwritten and published by Melanie L. Morrison and Susan DeFrancesco.
    ContributionsDeFrancesco, Susan.
    LC ClassificationsGV426.5 .M67 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination42 p. :
    Number of Pages42
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1045184M
    LC Control Number93244797

      Playground safety project by Jessica, Kim, Brian, and Alyssa Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. Program Evaluation and Improvement for Safety & Health Programs. Whenever these assessments identify opportunities to improve the program, employers, managers, and supervisors—in coordination with workers—should make adjustments and monitor how well the program performs as a result. Sharing the results of monitoring and evaluation.

    Just recently, new playground safety criteria have included two signage requirements: the age for which the playground is intended and the recommendation for adult supervision. It is accepted practice that younger children need more direct, active supervision while older children do not. Check the blue pages of your phone book for local contact information. Parents can get playground safety checklists to evaluate basic playground hazards. Contact your local or provincial injury prevention centre or call your nearest children’s hospital, or Safe Kids Canada (1 .

    The school playground is an important facility for children to play every day on their own initiative and it puts enormous positive impacts on children's development and learning.   In one recent study, she explores ways to close the word gap through parent training using a children’s e-book. She is featured in this Ask an Expert video on .

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Evaluating and improving playground safety by Melanie L. Morrison Download PDF EPUB FB2

Why Is Playground Safety Important. Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment offer kids fresh air, friends, fun, and exercise. But it's important to make sure that faulty equipment, improper surfaces, and unsafe behavior don't ruin the fun.

Each year, more thankids are treated in hospital ERs. 7 Ways Schools Can Improve Playground Safety Ap Swings, monkey bars and playground gyms.

CCIG’s Joaquin Escobar. As much fun as they might be, these are the places where children most often suffer traumatic brain injuries. Get CPSC’s free Public Playground Safety Checklist to ensure a safer play area for kids.

Safer Playgrounds, Safer Play for Kids in Spanish. Safety Is The New Cool. Be Smart And Stay Safe As You Head Back To School.

Safety Is The New Cool in Spanish. Handbookincludes technical safety guidelines for designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining public playgrounds. To highlight some of the most important safety issues for parents and community groups, we’ve developed a “Public Playground Safety Checklist,” which can.

Playground Safety Tips. Supervise Kids Using Playground Equipment. Actively supervise children on playgrounds. It won’t be hard – they’ll probably be calling for you to watch them climb, jump and swing. Check playgrounds where your children play.

Look for hazards, such as rusted or broken equipment and dangerous surfaces. Safety from crime and physical hazards. Benefits for the city beyond the boundaries of the parks.

How can you use this information to enhance the green spaces in your city. 5 Tips for Improving Your City Parks. Use ParkScore and the seven factors of excellence as metrics. purchasers and installers, playground designers, and any other members of the general public (e.g., parents and school groups) concerned with public playground safety and inter-ested in evaluating their respective playgrounds.

Due to the wide range of possible users, some information provided may be more appropriate for certain users than others. The recommendations in the Handbookare focused on playground-related injuriesand mechanical mechanisms of injury; falls from playground equipment have remained the largest single hazard pattern associated with playground use.

Outdoor recreational spaces have the potential to increase physical activity. This study used a quasi-experimental evaluation design to determine how a playground renovation impacts usage and physical activity of children and whether the visitations correlate with children's physical activity levels and parental impressions of the playground.

throughout this book. In Chapter 2, a detailed four-year PBSS implementa - tion blueprint was discussed. While some schools may implement it in more or less than four years, the blueprint, nonetheless, can be used to evaluate a school’s progress in implementing essential activities and.

Playgrounds are also common locations where equipment and surfacing get hot which lead to children being exposed to UV radiation, intense sun, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals. Unsafe equipment and surfacing along with hot playground temperatures are uncomfortable and unsafe.

Playground Safety Rules. The playground should be a fun place for kids, but unfortunately injuries occur on playgrounds across the country every day.

Parents, caregivers and children need to do everything possible to ensure that playtime is fun time and no one gets hurt. Following playground safety rules is one of the best ways to make sure. Since falls, equipment hazards and entrapment are the major playground safety problems that affect children, evaluating the layout for Playground Safety at Daycare Centers is as crucial as the equipment itself.

It is also a good idea to elvaluate protective surfaces in the yard. Playground safety. Kids can share and have fun in positive ways by adopting good habits around play equipment. One way to empower kids is to demonstrate safe practices for the use of playground equipment.

Here are a few steps to take to show kids how to play safely. Playground safety best practices. Play is important for cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children. A key component in fostering play is a safe and healthy environment.

SAFE and Fun Playgrounds: A Handbook will help you create pleasing and challenging playgrounds for children ages 6 months to 12 years that are safe, but not boring. Using the S.A.F.E.™ Playground Injury Prevention framework, this book will.

Our last playground safety tip is to stay vigilant. Check your safety score regularly to make sure your recreational facility is safe for all visitors. The National Program for Playground Safety’s Report Card is a great tool for evaluating your facility and organizing safety issues by priority.

When we talk about playground behaviour, we are referring to a range of things that children do which can have health and safety concerns.

Whilst bullying is something that easily comes to mind, there are less extreme behaviours which can also be risky, such as going into ‘out of bounds’ areas, playing ball games near windows, climbing on walls or playing physical games in high traffic. The companion document, Safety Culture Monitoring & Improvement,provides DOE contractors with guidance on how to monitor culture changes between assessments and how to continually improve their organization’s safety culture.

Background Failure to monitor an organization’s safety culture can have catastrophic consequences. Between andthe Consumer Product Safety Commission investigated 40 deaths associated with playground equipment. The average age of children who died was six years old. Of these, 27 (68%) died from strangulation and six (15%) died from falls to the playground surface.

1 Most strangulation involved the combination of slides or swings. Policy evaluation applies evaluation principles and methods to examine the content, implementation or impact. of a policy. Evaluation is the activity through which we develop an understanding of the merit, worth, and utility of a policy.

CDC Evaluation Framework. While there are a variety of different approaches to evaluation, this. Safe and Fun Playgrounds: A Handbook discusses safety in outdoor play environments and is a recommendation for schools and educators interested in the latest research on equipment, playground design, and play.

It's written by the founders of the National Program for Playground Safety, and represents some eighty years of combined professional knowledge as it discusses basic rules for playground.Safety suggestions for your backyard playground include: Ensure equipment is suitable for the age and abilities of your children.

Set up equipment in a safe area that provides shade, is easily supervised, accessible and away from hazards including swimming pools, roads and driveways.Playground Safety Evaluation Background Each year approximatelypreschool and elementary children receive emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment.

From January to Augustthe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received reports of deaths to children younger than.