Three months ago I ended my column with the following statement: “Assuming the ISO TC 83 terminology paper 'Injury and Safety Definitions and Thresholds' is approved and published, I will discuss the terms and definitions for different types of injuries and break down each type into various levels of severity.” This document has been approved by the International Organization for Standards Technical Committee ISO/TC 83 for Sports and other recreational facilities and equipment, Subcommittee. I believe it is at their editor for printing where it will be given some sort of identification number similar to what ASTM does. I will share my thoughts on some of the terms and definitions within this document. I will try to relate how they may impact international standards related to child injury prevention in the future.
So there I was, hanging out with my 2 year old son JJ on his favorite railroad tracks down by the river. We’d been throwing rocks in the water, crossing the railroad bridge hand in hand, and gleefully running down the tracks hollering for the train. Then I felt a buzz from my iPhone, checked it and it said, “Hi, my name is _______ and I am a producer for the Katie Couric show and I’d like to talk to you about being a guest for an upcoming show.” Huh?! It turned out not to be a friend pranking me but indeed a producer for the Katie show.
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Two months ago I ended my column with the following statement: “Assuming the ISO TC 83 terminology paper “Injury and Safety Definitions and Thresholds” is approved and published, I will discuss the definitions for different types of injuries and break down each type into various levels of severity.” As of end of 2013, the document has not been voted on.
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