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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Maintaing the Backyard Safely

Did you know?
  • Injuries related to lawn mowers continue to occur, with 53% of children requiring amputations from their injuries. (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) 
  • Approximately 9,400 children receive emergency care from lawn mower related injuries every year. (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • 26,000 people were treated in hospitals during 2006 for injuries related to garden hand tool use. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Emergency rooms treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden tool-related accidents each year. (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, preventing fires in the backyard can start by removing grease from the grill as described in the owner’s manual. 

Learn more about maintaining your backyard safely »

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4-Safety Program
55 Claverick Street
Providence, RI 02903
Second Floor
55 Claverick Street
Providence, RI 02903

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