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Playground Safety Workshop

July 15, 2016

Indian Health Service

Injury Prevention Program

Playground Safety Workshop

The Billings Area Indian Health Service, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Injury Prevention Program will be hosting a Playground Safety Workshop.


DATE: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

TIME: 8:30am-3:30pm

LOCATION: 2nd floor Conference Room (room 2A); Billings Area Indian Health Service (Area Office), 2900 4th Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101




Approximately 200,000 injuries occur to children on playgrounds every year. This course reviews the elements of design, construction, and maintenance associated with a safe environment for children in playgrounds. The course addresses the evaluation, inspection, and assessments of risk in playground environments in support of environmental health and injury prevention initiatives. The course will include classroom training and hands-on assessments of playground environment and equipment. Training shall cover comprehensive safety issues associated with playground environments. This includes providing sound recommendations and evaluating prevention methods.



The target audience for the course is community members, tribal and IHS employees, and others who are interested in preventing injuries in their community. This includes tribal health directors, health board members, educators, head start health coordinators, school employees, emergency services personnel, law enforcement, CHR’s, public health nurses, environmental health personnel, injury prevention coordinators, and other injury prevention advocates.


Course Location

Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 15th, 2016     (No registration fee)

Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Date: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Location:  2nd floor Conference Room (Room 2A); Billings Area Indian Health Service (Area Office), 2900 4th Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101

**Participants must pay for their own travel expenses**



July 15, 2016


Darcy Merchant


Billings Area Indian Health Service (Area Office)
2900 4th Ave. N
Billings , MT 59101 United States
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