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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. Active adventurous play helps a child to learn and problem solve in his or her world.

Yet falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury related hospitalizations among children under 10 years of age. Many of these injuries take place during play.

As a parent or other caregiver, you can teach and role model ways to help your child 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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