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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.
By preparing the backyard for some safe fun in the sun you are taking the first step to keeping your family injury free this season, learn how to maintain your backyard safely, and about playing safely in the backyard on the 4-Safety Backyard Safety page.
Learn about preventing the four types of bullying that adolescents experience both online and at school; verbal, social, physical and cyberbullying, on the 4-Safety Bullying Prevention page.
Choking and Poisoning Hazards in the Home
Choking is the 4th leading cause of unintentional death in children less than 5-years-old and accounts for 1 child death every 5 days. Learn about prevention and safety tips on the 4-Safety Choking and Poisoning Hazards in the Home page.
Distracted driving is more than just talking on the phone or texting. It includes activities such as eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, using a GPS, or using the radio. Learn strategies and safety tips about how to eliminate risks that contribute to distracted driving on the 4-Safety Distracted Driving page.
Driveway accidents are the cause of thousands of hospital visits and hundreds of deaths every year. Learn how to keep children safe in the driveway with the 4-Safety Driveway Safety page.
Hot Weather Hazards
The summer months are the perfect time to get outside with your children and enjoy the beautiful weather. However, if you don’t take the right precautions, the sun can be a dangerous companion for you and your children. Learn how to beat the heat on our 4-Safety Hot Weather Hazards page.
Fire and Burn Safety in the Home
Burns and fires can happen in all rooms of the home and can result from a forgotten candle, cooking grease, the spilling of hot coffee, or a heating device. Learn how to reduce the risk of fires and burns in your home by visiting its 4-Safety Fire and Burn Safety in the Home page.
Injuries to the eye, ear, face, mouth, and/or brain, and can leave lasting effects that can affect a person’s quality of life. Learn how to reduce their risks on the 4-Safety Sports Head Injuries page.
Whether you enjoy a day out on the water or prefer to stay on shore, it is important to know and understand the dangers that these fun activities hold. Learn how to stay safe in the water and in the sun on the 4-Safety Water Safety page.
Winter Weather Hazards
While the winter months bring an abundance of fun activities and events, there are a number of safety hazards that come with the presence of cold weather, snow and ice. Learn how to stay safe through the cold on the 4-Safety Winter Weather Hazards page.