Swings, monkey bars and playground gyms.
As much fun as they might be, these are the places where children most often suffer traumatic brain injuries.
In fact, despite efforts to make playgrounds safer with protective surfacing and the like, the number of children treated for such injuries soared from 23 per 100,000 in 2005 to 48 per 100,000 in 2013, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Helmets, we know, are very good at preventing traumatic brain injuries. A playground, however, just isn’t a cool place to wear helmets.
More than one-third of these injuries occur at schools. And the risk of injuries through sports and outdoor activities is higher this time of year as temperatures warm up.
Of course, we all know that close adult supervision is important to helping keep injuries in check. But what else can you do? How can you keep the children enrolled in your school even safer?
Here’s a checklist that you can use to make sure everyone’s doing what they should be doing:
Joaquin Escobar, an Insurance Advisor at CCIG, handles the risk management and insurance needs of commercial childcare and school accounts. Reach him at 720-212-2054 or JoaquinE@thinkccig.com.
CCIG is a Denver-area insurance brokerage with the full-service capabilities of a national brokerage. We do more than make sure you have the right policy. We also help you manage your long-term cost of risk with our risk and claims management expertise and a commitment to service excellence.
Related: What Childcare Centers Can Do to Reduce Wrongful Termination LawsuitsBack to Resources