Safety at Home

1809, 2015

Lawn Mower Safety Tips 

2013-07-22-11403180-300x225Lawn mower safety is of the utmost importance when kids are out and about. Children should never ride as passengers on riding mowers or be towed behind. Be aware of where kids are and keep them clear of the work area.

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1706, 2015

Bicycle-Related Injuries 

kids_on_bikesWhile only 1% of all trips taken in the U.S. are by bicycle, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles do. In 2010 in the U.S., almost 800 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 515,000 […]

2003, 2015

Is your smoke alarm still working?

smoke detector (1 of 1)A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. A smoke alarm only works when it is properly installed and regularly tested. Take care of your smoke alarms according to the manufacturer’s […]

702, 2015

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Problems

  • Carbon-MonoxideHundreds of Americans die every year from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Carbon monoxide in the home can come from many sources.
  • If you experience CO poisoning symptoms, get fresh air immediately and go to an emergency room.
  • Prevention is the key to protecting you and your family.
  • Make sure your […]
2901, 2015

Protect Your Loved Ones – Home and Recreational Safety

307342_600684761_dddd-1_H055112_LFamilies need to be aware of the dangers related to homes and recreation and take the proper safety precautions to prevent unintentional injuries and deaths. The following are the top causes:

  • Motor Vehicles
  • Poisoning
  • Falls
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Fires & Burns
  • Weather Related Emergenices

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1201, 2015

Safety at home: Falls

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Falls are the second leading type of unintentional home-related injury deaths. Falls occur most commonly in:

  • Doorways
  • Ramps
  • Ladders
  • Stairs
  • Crowded areas
  • Areas with uneven surfaces

​Among older adults, falls can result in serious injury and an increased risk of fatality.

Fall Proofing Your Home

You can prevent falls by “fall-proofing your home.” Take simple […]

312, 2014

How Can I Be Sure Toys are Safe?

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  • Choose carefully when shopping for toys. Look for toys that are well made and appropriate for your child’s age.
  • Watch out for toys that have sharp edges, small parts or sharp points.
  • Young children pull, prod and twist toys. Look for toys with tightly secured parts.
  • Look for safety […]
112, 2014

Prevent Falls In and Outside of Your Home

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Falls are the second leading type of unintentional home-related injury deaths. Falls occur most commonly in:

  • Doorways
  • Ramps
  • Ladders
  • Stairs
  • Crowded areas
  • Areas with uneven surfaces

​Among older adults, falls can result in serious injury and an increased risk of fatality.

Fall Proofing Your Home  – You can prevent falls by “fall-proofing your home.” Take […]

2611, 2014

Thanksgiving Safety

girl_by_stove-5e0ed281fe5f5602e4f61723ab957fbeThe kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.

Safety tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are […]
2011, 2014

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

020efe_ec4d473360f1478d87e771a5e55dd793.jpg_srz_300_200_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzSnow shoveling can certainly be good exercise. But there are certain higher risk groups who should think twice before picking up that shovel.

If you’ve ever had a heart attack, if you have heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you probably don’t want to do […]