Injury From Falls

Tools and Resources for Environment & Policy

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  1. Populations

Age

Children
     
Handbook for Public Playground Safety
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf
This handbook serves as a guide for building safe playgrounds.
                 
Playground Facts
http://www.usa.safekids.org/tip/playground-safety-tips
This is a fact sheet with information on playground injuries.

Safer Parks
http://www.saferparks.org/
Safer Parks campaigns for safer amusement park rides. It includes safety reports and legal safety regulations for amusement parks.
     
Older Adults

Aging and Community Design
http://www.atlantaregional.com/aging-resources/overview
This page has resources that address livable communities for older adults.

Safer Communities
http://www.falls-chutes.com/guide/english/community/index.html
This section looks at ways to create a more activity-friendly community for older adults.

HomeMods.org
http://www.homemods.org/
This page discusses home modifications that can be used to make homes safer and make it easier for older adults to live independently.

Rate Your Home
http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-05-2010/ho_order_form.html  
The AARP provides checklists for various areas of the home to ensure that it is safer for older adults.

AARP – Home Design
http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-05-2010/ho_order_form.html
This site describes remodeling options to make homes safer for older adults

Occupations

Onsite Safety
http://www.onsitesafety.com/
Onsite Safety has services, training, and products available for purchase to make worksites safer.

Construction Safety
http://www.pwmag.com/safety/breaking-falls.aspx
This is a series of articles on Construction Safety.

  1. Settings

    Home-based

    HomeMods.org
    http://www.homemods.org/
    This page discusses home modifications that can be used to make homes safer and make it easier for older adults to live independently.

    Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook   
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/324.pdf
    This handbook explains the process of building safe playgrounds at home.

    Rate Your Home
    http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-05-2010/ho_order_form.html  
    The AARP provides checklists for various areas of the home to ensure that it is safer for older adults.

    AARP – Home Design
    http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-05-2010/ho_order_form.html
    This site describes remodeling options to make homes safer for older adults.

    School-based

    Handbook for Public Playground Safety
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf
    This handbook serves as a guide for building safe playgrounds.
                     
    Playground Facts
    http://www.usa.safekids.org/tip/playground-safety-tips
    This is a fact sheet with information on playground injuries.

    Community-based
         
    Aging and Community Design
    http://www.atlantaregional.com/aging-resources/overview
    This page has resources that address livable communities for older adults.

    Handbook for Public Playground Safety
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf
    This handbook serves as a guide for building safe playgrounds.
                     
    Playground Facts
    http://www.usa.safekids.org/tip/playground-safety-tips
    This is a fact sheet with information on playground injuries.

    Safer Parks
    http://www.saferparks.org/
    Safer Parks campaigns for safer amusement park rides. It includes safety reports and legal safety regulations for amusement parks.

  2. Implementation

    U.S. Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/falls/default.htm#PDF
    This guide describes various fall prevention programs in the country which can be used by health departments and organizations wanting to start a falls prevention program in their community.

  3. Other Tools/Resources

    Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook   
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/324.pdf
    This handbook explains the process of building safe playgrounds at home.

    Falls Prevention Checklist
    http://www.mnsafetycouncil.org/seniorsafe/falls/index.cfm
    This site has checklists for fall prevention for all areas of the home.

    AARP – Home Design
    http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-05-2010/ho_order_form.html
    This site describes remodeling options to make homes safer for older adults.

    Handbook for Public Playground Safety
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf
    This handbook serves as a guide for building safe playgrounds.

    Playground Facts
    http://www.usa.safekids.org/tip/playground-safety-tips
    This is a fact sheet with information on playground injuries.

    Safer Parks
    http://www.saferparks.org/
    Safer Parks campaigns for safer amusement park rides. It includes safety reports and legal safety regulations for amusement parks.

    You CAN Prevent Falls!
    http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/pubs/Falls_Prevention/fallsprevtn_toc_e.htm
    This is a document for older adults to learn how they can prevent falls.

    Childproofing Your Nursery
    http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/babysafety/418.html
    Baby Center offers information on maintaining a safe nursery. Safety tips include crib safety and changing table safety.


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