Playground Safety Quiz #1
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Nearly 70% of all outdoor injuries occurred on public playgrounds.
Falls to the surface below equipment was a factor in 70% of all injuries.
The majority of injuries (71%) occur in April through September.
More boys than girls were injured on playgrounds.
Two thirds of all deaths occurred on home playgrounds.
Swings have the highest incidence rate of injuries in all age groups.
While falls to the surface are a contributing factor in many injuries, it is unknown how supervision and limits to age appropriate equipment would impact this data.
All persons assigned to supervise a playground should have a job description and training in supervision.
All playground supervisors should have training in first aid and CPR.
One size fits all ages when it comes to playground equipment.