An American Academy of Pediatrics Committee and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have come out with updated design guidelines to prevent children from falling out of windows.
Increase Security-Safely/Perceived Security-Safety
It is necessary to consider the safety and security of facility users under abnormal, as well as normal, conditions and for design or management staff to examine their facility plans for both potential trouble spots and characteristics that facilitate help when problems do arise.
A report from the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) and the Federal Highway Administration, titled Traffic Calming: State-of-the-Practice, covers a number of methods that can moderate street traffic. A related paper, also written by Reid Ewing (Rutgers University), concentrates on physical measures, since these are generally most effective.
Design suggestions for child-safe environments are shared not only to aid designers in their current projects, but with the hope that they may someday be incorporated into a more comprehensive set of standards for safety in children’s facilities.
Information related to safety and possible danger should be presented first on any sign.
Art Kramer, a University of Illinois psychology professor, leads a research team that has uncovered additional evidence that cell-phone users do not focus as intently on their physical environments as people not using cell phones.
Chang has analyzed the relationship between burglary rates and selected social, economic, and physical aspects of urban areas.
Laurence Steinberg’s research has shown that the adolescent brain is fundamentally different from the adult brain and that these differences lead to important disparities in adult and adolescent behavior.
Seeing a closed circuit television camera makes people think more seriously about potential threats that may be nearby.
Thousands of children are injured each year as a result of design deficiencies in the built environment.