Center for Injury Research & Policy News

Jun 06, 2013

Farm Safety Day Camp for Ross County Kids July 2

The Safe Play Areas for Ross County Kids (SPARK) Project in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has teamed up with the Ohio State University Extension Office and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to host a Farm Safety Day Camp 9 a.m.

May 06, 2013

New Study Says Summer Brings Increase in Gasoline and Other Chemical-Related Injuries in Young Children

Hydrocarbons, a chemical compound commonly found in household items from cleaning products to gasoline, are among the top 10 causes of pediatric poisoning deaths in the United States.

May 01, 2013

New Study Finds 20 Children a Day During the Summer are Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Amusement Ride-Related Injuries

A new study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined injuries to children related to amusement rides, which included rides at amusement parks (fixed-site rides), rides at fairs and festivals (mobile rides)

Feb 04, 2013

New Study Finds Water Tubing-Related Injuries Up 250 Percent

Water tubing, a recreational activity in which participants ride an inner tube which is pulled behind a boat by a tow rope, has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of injuries related to this activity has also increased.

Dec 13, 2012

Global Collaborative Efforts Help Delineate Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Causes, Characteristics and Trends in China

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among children in China are a growing public health concern. Two new studies by researchers of the International Program at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Wuhan Children’s

Nov 12, 2012

National Study led by Hasbro Childrens Hospital Shows Protective Eyewear Reduces Eye, Head, and Facial Injuries in High School Field Hockey Players

A new study conducted by researchers at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools, and Boston Children’s Hospital has found that high school field hockey

Sep 10, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Develops Prototype for Safer, Child-Resistant Spray Bottle

Researchers at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in partnership with The Ohio State University have developed a prototype for child-resistant spray bottles for household cleaning products.

Aug 13, 2012

Center for Injury Research and Policy Awarded CDC Injury Control Research Center Designation for an Additional Five Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has renewed the designation of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as one of the agency’s Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs).

Aug 06, 2012

New Study Examines Injuries to U.S. Workers with Disabilities

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University compared medically attended noncccupational and occupational injuries among U.S. workers with and without disabilities.

Jul 03, 2012

New Study Finds Increase in Track-Related Injuries Among Youth in the United States

With the 2012 summer Olympic games about to take place in London, children everywhere are looking forward to watching their sports idols and role models take center stage.