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Theodora Sweeney, B.S., M.A., did her undergraduate studies at St. John’s University in New York, where she received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, psychology and theology, and her graduate work at John Carroll University, where she earned an M.A. in education. Her interest and involvement in the field of child safety sprang from having four children of her own.
She petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for safety standards for public playground equipment and surfacing in the early 1970s. She subsequently helped to draft the Handbook for Public Playground Safety, first published in 1981, and has participated in updating each edition of these guidelines ever since. As a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials, she has also served on numerous committees which develop standards for children’s products. At present, her personal focus is low-slung tricycles (popularly known as “big wheels”) which, because of their involvement with numerous fatal and near-fatal injuries, she calls “accidents waiting to happen.”More About Theodora Sweeney
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Product Code: 5961
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
Binding Information: casebound
Size: 6.125" X 9.25" Inches
Availability: In stock.
Childhood injuries occur with car seats, furniture, toys, playground equipment and more. Many factors influence children’s injuries and many children's injuries are preventable. Case examples and news stories illustrate the unnoticed hazards throughout a home, school, or other parts of a child's daily routine, and how those hazards cause injury. You’ll learn about attending to potential hazards. You'll learn about the standards for labeling products, installing equipment, self-regulation and government regulation in standards and agencies that set standards to protect children. You'll be shown the pertinent laws and case studies that deal with the issues presented in this book. Beyond this, you'll learn from economists how earning capacity and damages can be calculated for a child who has been permanently impaired. You'll learn how this affects the rest of the family financially, and how you can litigate the case to recover sustained damages. Click on the book title for more information