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Unformatted text preview: it was bad luck • 85% of all injuries are caused by human error • 15% of injuries are caused by hazardous conditions in the environment Causes of injury to children • lack of motor skill • lack of awareness of consequences of their actions • "can't happen to me" ideology • curious by nature • lack of experience • lack attention/focus • peer pressure--mimic older kids • perception of risk is out of step with their maturation level Safety at home • Leading cause of death in the home is fire sources of heat a.) matches b.) appliances-stoves c.) fireplaces combustible materials a.) gasoline b.) kerosene c.) nail polish remover d.) hairspray...
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- Spring '99
- human error, unintentional injury, nail polish remover, combustible materials a., older kids perception