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Childhood cutting and piercing injury [Factsheet, 2009]

Childhood cutting and piercing injury [Factsheet, 2009]

This factsheet presents data and information under the following headings: Overview, Cutting and piercing injury facts, Who is injured and where?, Cutting and piercing admissions to hospital, What is safety glass? and a small boxed section on Tetanus. The conclusion outlines the suggested prevention interventions: "... ensuring effective removal of broken glass from public spaces; encouraging children to wear footwear; the increased use of safety glass in windows and doors; increased awareness of the dangers of equipment such as lawn mowers and kitchen equipment; keeping fences and playgrounds in good repair."