In a comprehensive study of drowning and submersion incidents involving children under five years of age in Arizona, California, and Florida, the U. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to fourteen 5. In , approximately 1, children under the age of twenty in the U. S died from drowning
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In a comprehensive study of drowning and submersion incidents involving children under five years of age in Arizona, California, and Florida, the U. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to fourteen 5. In , approximately 1, children under the age of twenty in the U. S died from drowning A national study that examined where drowning most commonly takes place concluded that infants are most likely to drown in bathtubs, toddlers are most likely to drown in swimming pools and older children and adolescents are most likely to drown in freshwater rivers, lakes, ponds While swimming pools pose the greatest risk for toddlers, about one-quarter of drowning among toddlers are in freshwater sites, such as ponds or lakes.
These rings usually contain three or four legs with suction cups that attach to the bottom of the tub. The suction cups, however, may release suddenly, allowing the bath ring and infant to tip over. An infant also may slip between the legs of the bath ring and become trapped under it. Thirty children under five years of age died from drowning in buckets, pails, and containers from Of all buckets, the five-gallon size presents the greatest hazard to young children because of its tall straight sides and its weight with even just a small amount of liquid.
It is nearly impossible for top-heavy their heads infants and toddlers to free themselves when they fall into a five-gallon bucket head first 8. The Centers for Disease Control CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recommends that whenever young children are swimming, playing, or bathing in water, an adult should be watching them constantly. The supervising adult should not read, play cards, talk on the telephone, mow the lawn, or do any other distracting activity while watching children 1,9.
Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation
Platten Contracting Co. Cleveland, OH phone fax billplatten aol. Public pools include hotel, health club, municipal, YMCA, university, hospital therapy facilities, military, and any other swimming pool facility other than residential pools, used by the public either free of charge or for an admission fee. The main requirement of immediate interest to all pools is to replace the grating that covers the bottom drain of the pool. This applies to EVERY cover, whether the drain connects directly to the suction side of the circulation pump or by gravity to a surge tank or filter tank. Scroll down to the middle of the first page to find the beginning of the Act.
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act