“Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

Click on Infographic for a larger image! Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton on Mar 17, 2017 The latest report from Safe Kids Worldwide™, Safe Medicine Storage: A Look at the Disconnect between Parent Knowledge and Behavior, explores parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior around medicine storage. According to the report, every year, more than 59,000 … Continue reading “Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

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Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” – Dedicated To Children’s Safety – #MakeSafeHappen

Safety took center stage during Super Bowl XLIX thanks to Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” commercial. The spot, which featured a little boy who died from a preventable accident, was designed to be jarring in order to “start a conversation,” Nationwide said. “I’ll never learn to ride a bike. Or get cooties. I’ll never learn to … Continue reading Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” – Dedicated To Children’s Safety – #MakeSafeHappen

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

“School Safety Training & Tips”

  Safety Training Handouts - Here's Some Help!! Did you know that your School District's Injury and Illness Prevention Plan requires that Supervisors talk to employees about Safety on a regular basis? You should make Safety a topic at every staff meeting or opportunity.  Do you need help with coming up with a training idea … Continue reading “School Safety Training & Tips”

Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

MANY People Don't Do This! Don't Be a Statistic! Change Those Batteries!Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home? Are they working? Sunday, March 9, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to take the time to replace batteries … Continue reading Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Video Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune® California’s change may help end use of fire retardants nationwide For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California. The obscure rule, known as Technical Bulletin 117, brought flame retardants into homes across … Continue reading New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. The latest media-reported figures … Continue reading Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/06/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities MFRD: students ride fire boat; learn about fire safety on Mobile River (Alabama) Donated … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013

Internet Safety – What Is Your Child Doing On The Web?

Dear Parent: Our children are our nation's most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority. … Continue reading Internet Safety – What Is Your Child Doing On The Web?

Animated Poem About Bullying & Its Effect On Victims

The anti-bullying movement has led to a lot of amazing and inspirational videos over the last few years, but this may be one of the best. Stop whatever you're doing and watch this beautiful animated video centered around a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan titled "To This Day," about how it feels to be the … Continue reading Animated Poem About Bullying & Its Effect On Victims

The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2012 Release #13-066 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents of young children to anchor and stabilize their televisions, … Continue reading The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011

Death of Child Prompts Recall of 450,000 Window Blinds by Blind Xpress

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2012 Release #12-273 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 506-4636 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Death of Child Prompts Recall of Window Blinds by Blind Xpress Two-year-old strangles in cord WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Blind Xpress of … Continue reading Death of Child Prompts Recall of 450,000 Window Blinds by Blind Xpress

4 Million Baby Seats Recalled for Repair by Bumbo International Due to Fall Hazard

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2012 Release #12-247 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 898-4999 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Baby Seats Recalled for Repair by Bumbo International Due to Fall Hazard Consumers should order free repair kit WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the … Continue reading 4 Million Baby Seats Recalled for Repair by Bumbo International Due to Fall Hazard

BPA Banned from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

  by Gretchen Goetz | Jul 18, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that the controversial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, can no longer be used to make baby bottles or sippy cups. The agency said it is taking this step not because BPA is unsafe when used in these products, but … Continue reading BPA Banned from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

900,000 Safety 1st “Child Safety” Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2012 Release #12-136 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 762-3212 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Safety 1st Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure; Children Can Gain Unintended Access to Dangerous Items WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named … Continue reading 900,000 Safety 1st “Child Safety” Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure