Fall Prevention & Sports Safety
Several factors contribute to childhood falls: in warm-weather months, children spend more time on playgrounds, sports fields, balconies, fire escapes and near open windows. In homes, toddlers and young children are at risk from falls on stairs. Older children tend to suffer from falls associated with playground equipment and sports.
Falls are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations for Oregon children from birth to 19 years of age. Between 2012-2014, 10 children ages 0 – 19 years in Oregon died and a whopping 1,252 were hospitalized due to injuries sustained in falls.
Safe Kids Worldwide Tip Sheets
Fall Prevention Tip Sheet English
Sports Safety Tip Sheet English
Sports Safety Tip Sheet Spanish
Concussion Guide for Coaches English
Concussion Guide for Parents English
Concussion Guide for Parents Spanish
Sports Over Use Injury Tip Sheet English
Sports Over Use Injury Tip Sheet Spanish
Safe Kids Worldwide Sports Safety web page
Safe Kids Worldwide Falls Prevention web page
Legacy Safety Store – resources to prevent window and other falls in the home
Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Center – resources to prevent window and other falls in the home
Stop at 4 – information and links to resources to prevent window falls
Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program (OCAMP)
This on-line guide is designed to help school administrators and non-school youth sports organization directors implement policies and procedures to comply with laws intended to protect youth in organized athletic events.
Oregon Law – Max’s and Jenna’s Laws
Max’s Law (2010) applies to Oregon School Districts.
Jenna’s Law (2014) extends the intent of Max’s Law to Oregon youth sports and referee organizations.
Both Max’s and Jenna’s Laws require school and non-school youth athletic programs to:
- Create policies and procedures
- Provide training
- Track training
- Ensure that staff practice good concussion management
- Restrict play when a concussion is suspected
- Provide educational materials/programs
Max’s Law (OAR 581-022-0421) was enacted in 2010 and requires Oregon school districts to implement concussion management guidelines for student athletes.
Jenna’s Law (SB 721) was enacted in 2014 and requires Oregon Non-School Sports and Officiating Organizations to implement concussion management guidelines for all teams that include children 17 years of age and younger.