The Québec Sports Safety Board : a governmental agency dedicated to the prevention of sports and recreational injuries

Authors: Régnier, Guy; Goulet, Claude
Abstract: One of the main activities of children and adolescents in the industrialized world is sports and recreation. However, these activities are responsible for a significant number of injuries severe enough to cause hospitalization or to require medical attendance. Considering the importance of sport and recreational injuries for most children and adolescents, it is useful to identify programs that have addressed this problem and to discover how they were created. Such initiatives could serve as models for other countries. This paper describes an initiative taken by the province of Quebec, Canada the creation of the Québec Sports Safety Board (QSSB). The events leading to its creation, its mandate, as well as some of its legislative and regulatory powers, are described. Examples of interventions of particular interest for the safety of young participants are discussed in greater detail.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 September 1995
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/17285
This document was published in: Injury Prevention, Vol. 1 (3), 141 (1995)
https://doi.org/10.1136/ip.1.3.141
Alternative version: 10.1136/ip.1.3.141
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Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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