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The Risk Line: A special telephone line to provide means of reporting potential dangers and to increase public participation
Karolinska Institutet.
National Institute of Public Health, Stockholm.
2006 (English)In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, ISSN 0001-4575, E-ISSN 1879-2057, Vol. 38, no 6, p. 1190-1196Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Injuries constitute a significant public health problem. There is a risk of injury in any environment in which persons are present. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and experiences from the Risk Line. The Risk Line is a special telephone number to provide means of reporting potential risks for injuries and dangerous products and to increase public participation in injury reporting. Various strategies have been used to make the Risk Line well known in the population. Weekly reports on the risk of playground, traffic, recreational, and residential injuries and dangerous products have been distributed to those who are responsible for eliminating these hazards. The major risk environments reported were traffic, recreational, residential environments, and playgrounds. Seventy-seven percent of the reported hazards had been eliminated. A majority of the public (72%) who had phoned the Risk Line stated that they had become more observant and aware of risks for injuries. In conjunction with injury statistics and safety inspections, information from the Risk Line can contribute to give an improved overall picture of where priorities are needed in safety promotion and injury prevention work.

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2006. Vol. 38, no 6, p. 1190-1196
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Hazard, Injury, Public health, Risk, Safety
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8675DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2006.05.006ISI: 000241854300021Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33749058554OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-8675DiVA, id: diva2:174956
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Available from: 2009-02-26 Created: 2009-02-26 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

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