ERIC Number: ED217967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-2
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Safety and the Prevention of Childhood Accidents.
Of 25 western countries under consideration in 1975, Canada had the worst accident record for female children and the second worst for male children. In response to this problem, the present report assembles data to present a clearer picture of the extent of the problem and begins an analysis of potential accident events as a preliminary step to formulating plans for preventive action. The view is expressed that current prevention strategies have not been applied properly, consistently, or to their full extent. Responsibilities for effective intervention are discussed, including safety training for children at home, parental and community responsibilities, and responsibilities of regulatory and consumer protection organizations. Concluding remarks point out that other industrialized countries have achieved notable success in solving problems of child safety and suggest that Canadians appropriate safety technology and evaluate safety regulations. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Product Safety
Note: Paper presented at the Ontario Psychological Association Conference (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 2, 1982).