2.8 KINES126 - it was bad luck • 85 of all injuries are...

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KINES126.1 Monday, February 8th, 1999 Announcements: Exam One is on Monday, February 15th Bring a # 2 pencil with you to the exam. The exam will be 50 questions. 35 will be multiple choice, 15 true/false A review sheet for exam one will be passed out in class on Friday The chapters on Teaching Techniques in the text will not be required for the exam. Lecture notes: SAFETY EDUCATION AND INJURY PREVENTION The leading cause of death among school aged children is unintentional injury (text calls this accidents.) Safety "injury" prevention element of risk degree of human error The term "accident" is less preferable to the term "unintentional injury" because "accident" implies: it happened by chance
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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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