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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Playing in the Backyard Safely

Did you know?
  • Nearly 300 children under the age of 5 drown in residential and public pools and spas each year (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Each year about 50,000 children go to emergency rooms in the United States because of injuries on home playground equipment (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Seventy percent (70% )of campfire burns are caused by embers rather than flames (American Burn Association)
  • Between 2002 -2012, there were a total of 1,698 visits to the emergency departments nationwide from swallowing a wire bristle from a grill brush (CNN).
  • An estimated 94,900 of hospital emergency room-treated injuries were associated with trampolines in 2012 (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

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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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