Evaluation of an intervention to reduce playground hazards in Atlanta child-care centers

Am J Public Health. 1992 Mar;82(3):429-31. doi: 10.2105/ajph.82.3.429.


In 1988, we identified playground hazards at 58 child-care centers (CCCs) and intervened by showing the director the hazards and distributing safety information. In 1990, we evaluated the 58 intervention CCCs as well as 71 randomly selected control CCCs. Intervention centers had 9.4 hazards per playground; control centers had 8.0. We conclude that the intervention was ineffective.

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention*
  • Administrative Personnel / education
  • Child Day Care Centers / organization & administration
  • Child Day Care Centers / standards*
  • Child Day Care Centers / statistics & numerical data
  • Child, Preschool
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Georgia
  • Humans
  • Play and Playthings*
  • Safety*