Assessment of a pilot child playground injury prevention project in New York State

Am J Public Health. 1980 Sep;70(9):1000-2. doi: 10.2105/ajph.70.9.1000.


Following a child playground equipment injury prevention project conducted in New York State in 1977, there was a 42 per cent reduction in playground equipment hazards, and a 22.4 per cent reduction in playground related injuries treated in the two largest hospitals of one of the program sites. Knowledge about unsafe playground practices and equipment hazards improved after the workshops for playground personnel. This approach to injury prevention deserves further study.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention*
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Humans
  • New York
  • Pilot Projects
  • Play and Playthings*
  • Public Health Administration*