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  • 4-Safety

  • The 4-Safety program is a partnership between Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Dunkin’ Donuts, that seeks to control injuries in children and young adults throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. 4-Safety raises awareness and educates families about ways they can reduce their risk of experiencing an injury and live healthier, safer lives.

    Injuries are a significant public health concern and are a leading cause of death across all 50 states. Injuries can result in significant pain and disability and often require a vast amount of health care resources to treat. Like other diseases, injuries can be prevented and controlled.

    4-Safety hosts events, which focus on a different injury topic each season. Safety topics are chosen based on hospital injury data and community data. Our staff visits each event in the 4-Safety van, which contains a wide screen TV, interactive computer tablets, a sound system and giveaways.

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    Summer 2016: Hot Weather Hazards

    Did you know?
    • Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related death for children under the age of 14 (Source: Safe Kids Worldwide)

    • Children have died from vehicle heatstroke when the outside temperature was as low as 57 degrees (Source: Kids & Cars)

    • 80% of the increase in car temperature occurs in the first ten minutes, even when the window is open (Source: Kids & Cars)

    • If you are between 8- 14 years of age you could lose up to a quart (e.g. the size of a carton of milk) of sweat during two hours of activity on a hot day (Source: Safe Kids Worldwide)

    • The sun is most dangerous between 10am and 4pm (Source: CDC)

    Learn More About Hot Weather Hazards