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Playground Safety

“Injuries are Predictable and Preventable”

 Playgrounds can be great places for children to be active and healthy. They're a place where children can run, jump, climb, slide and play with friends/others.

At the same time, falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury related hospitalizations among children under 10 years of age. And the playground is where many of these injuries take place.

As a parent or other caregiver, you can help your child to explore and have fun while learning to play in a way that reduces the risk of serious injury.

Check out the following links for more information on playground safety:

For information on found needles, please review the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s Found Needles fact sheet.

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