Safety Resource Center


Avoiding Childhood Injuries

Keeping Kids Safe...At Home

Anti-Scald Devices
Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector
Childproofing Your Home
Cordless Phones
Corner and Edge Bumpers
Door Knob Covers and Door Locks
Door Stops and Door Holders
Keeping All Living Areas of Your Home Safe
Lead and Iron Poisoning
Listeriosis and Food Safety Tips
Outlet Covers and Outlet Plates
Poison-Proofing your Home
Preventing Childhood Poisoning
Safety Checklist: If You Have a Baby in Your Home
Safety Checklist: In the Bathroom
Safety Checklist: In the Bedroom
Safety Checklist: In the Kitchen
Safety Gates
Safety Latches and Locks
Signs of Poisoning
Smoke Detectors
Window Blind Cord Safety Tassels
Window Guards and Safety Netting

Keeping Kids Safe...From Fire

Fire Safety Tips: Avoiding Fire Hazards Associated with Mattresses and Bedding
Fire Safety Tips: Avoiding Fire Hazards Associated with Upholstered Furniture
Fire Safety Tips: Early Warning System
Fire Safety Tips: Fire Hazards and Clothing
Fire Safety Tips: Safely Storing Flammable Liquids
Fire Safety Tips: Using Cooking Equipment Safely
Fire Safety Tips: Using Portable Electric Heaters
Fire Safety Tips: Your Escape Plan

Keeping Kids Safe...On the School Bus

Drawstrings and Backpacks Safety Hazards
Keeping School Bus Passengers Safe
Laws Regarding School Buses and Bus Stops
Parent Tips - Keeping Children Safe on the Bus

Keeping Kids Safe...Outdoors

Bike Safety Statistics and Rules
Carrying Your Child Safely on a Bicycle
Finding the Right Sized Bike
Making Kid-Friendly Streets
Pedestrian Friendly Neighborhoods
Preventing Playground Injuries
Rules for Safe Street Crossing
Safety Tips for Bicycle Riders
Selecting a Bike Helmet
Traffic Safety for K-3
Traffic Safety for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Flood Safety

Holiday Safety

First Aid

Summer Safety

Sun & Heat

Heat Cramps
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Index Calculator
Heat Rash
Heat Stroke
Heat Syncope
Local Resources
Skin Cancer - Facts and Statistics
Tanning or Burning
Tips for Protecting Yourself from the Summer Heat
Understanding Ultraviolet Rays
What Causes Heat-Related Illnesses
What Kind of Clothes Should I Wear?
What You Need to Know About Sunscreens
Who is At Risk for a Heat-Related Illness?
Working in the Heat

Water Safety

Avoiding Injury on Personal Watercrafts
Children and Water
Keeping Your Home Pool Safe
Learn to Swim
Rescuing a Drowning Victim
Safe Boating
Safe from the Sun on the Water
Staying Safe at Waterparks
Tubing and Rafting
Water Skiing


Cooking Safely
Driving an RV
Family Pets and Camping Don't Mix
First Aid Kit for Camping
Getting There is Half the Fun
Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
Practice Camping Before You Go For Real
Selecting a Destination
What Do You Really Know About Camping?
What Do You Really Need on a Camping Trip?

Choosing A Summer Camp

Handling Homesickness
Picking a Resident Camp
Selecting a Day Camp
What Type of Camp is Best?


Bike Safety
Food-Bourne Illnesses
Home Playground Equipment Safety
Inline Skates and Skate Boards
Picnic Tips
Public Playground Safety
Safety in Baseball and Softball
Safety in Soccer
Selecting an Outdoor Sport for Your Child
Staying Safe on Scooters

Garden & Lawn

Call Before You Dig
Controlling Pests in Your Garden
Dealing With Thorns
Make Gardening a Pleasure -- Not a Pain
Mowing Safety Tips
Safety in the Garden
Toxic Plants

Insect Bites & Stings

Allergic Reactions
Keeping Bugs Away
The Difference Between a "Bite" and a "Sting"
Tick-Bourne Illnesses

Fire Hazards

Charcoal Grills
Gas Grills
Handling Fire Works Safely

Safety in Your Home

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Disposing of Leftover Paint
Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars
Poisons in Your House
Preventing Poisoning
Protecting Yourself From Natural Gas
Staying Home Alone
Syrup of Ipecac

Tornado Safety

Car Seat Safety

Cardiac Arrest

Senior Safety

Falls and Injuries

Avoid Becoming a "Fall Statistic"
Falls and Injuries
Personal Emergency Response Systems
Preventing Falls Going From Bed to Bathroom
Preventing Falls in the Bathroom
Preventing Falls in the Kitchen
Preventing Falls in the Living Room

Taking Care of Yourself

A Checklist for Communicating with Your Doctor
Avoiding Risks with Over the Counter Drugs
Can Loneliness Make You Sick
Counteracting Loneliness
Depression Due to Life Events
Flu Symptoms
Following Medication Instructions
Is it Alzheimer's Disease or Just Forgetfulness?
Is This Flu or Pneumonia
Medications in the Hospital
Minimizing Risks from Medications
Other Precautions in Avoiding Medication Risks
Prescription Information
Preventing Medicine Misuse
Proper Storage of Medications
Recognizing Serious or Clinical Depression
When Home Isn't the Best Place to Live
When to Get Medical Assistance Immediately

Staying Safe in Your Home

General Areas Safety Checklist
Avoiding Cons, Schemes & Frauds
Basement/Garage/Workshop Safety Checklist
Bath Safety Checklist
Bedroom Safety Checklist
Don't Become a Crime Victim in Your Own Home
Kitchen Safety Checklist
Minor Home Modifications and Repairs
Service & Delivery People
Stair Safety Checklist
Strangers at Your Door

Staying Safe Outside Your Home

Using Public Transportation
Walking Alone

Car and Driver Safety

Ensuring Your Vehicle's Safety
Good Habits Extend Safe Driving Abilities
Safety in an Emergency
Should YOU Be Driving
Staying Safe - Driving in Town
Staying Safe - On Road Trips

Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide Concerns
Develop a Fire Escape Plan and Practice it
Fire Extinguishers
Heating Equipment Safety Checklist
Precautions Against Fire
Smoke Alarms

Elder Abuse

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Abuse
What is Elder Abuse?

Healthy Eating

Cholesterol Concerns
Food Safety - Avoiding Food Poisoning
Nutritional Needs for Seniors
Reading and Understanding Nutrition Labels
Recognizing Signs of Food Poisoning

Senior Fitness

Beginning an Exercise Program
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise Safety Tips
Fitness Facts
Lifestyle Activities
Tips for Starting a Walking Program
Types of Exercises
Walking Correctly
Your Doctor Can Recommend an Exercise Program

Staying Safe in the Cold

Poison Prevention

Contacting Poison Control

Poison Control Contact Information

Poison Proofing Your Home

Adults Get Poisoned Too
Buy Child-Resistant Packaging
Common Household Products That are Poisonous
Household Plants that are Poisonous
Install Child Locks
Keep Alcohol Out of Children's Reach
Keep Poison Locked Up
Look Alike Products
Making Your Home Poison Proof
Most Poisonings Happen to Children Under 5
Safety with Arts and Crafts
Store Products in Original Containers
Things You May Not Have Considered
What's in the Bag?

Signs of Poisoning

Activated Charcoal
I'm Not Sure Whether or Not a Product is Harmful if Ingested
Signs a Poisoning May Have Occurred
Syrup of Ipecac
What Should You Do if You Suspect a Poisoning?

Poisons Outside

Insects and Other Crawly Things That Bite
Products in Your Garage
Refrigerators in Your Garage
Your Car


Drug Interaction
Get the Right Dose
Keep Medications in a Safe Place
Keep the Lights On
Medication Guide for Seniors
Medicine that Has Been Tampered With
Over the Counter Medicines
Preventing Poisoning by Iron-Containing Medicine
Read the Medicine Label
Storing Medication
What's In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Teach Your Children

Medicine is Not Candy
Not in Your Mouth
Protecting Kids from Pesticide Poisoning
What is a Poison?

Poison Prevention for Babysitters

Babysitter Checklist
Information You Should Have
Poisons That May Be in the Home
Prevention is Key
What Do I Do If I Suspect Poisoning?

Poison Prevention for Grandparents

Preparing For Your Elderly Parents
Preparing For Your Grandchild's Visit
Protecting Grandchildren From Poisoning in Your Home

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

CO Detectors
If You Suspect CO Poisoning or the CO Alarm Sounds
What are the Signs and Symptoms of CO Poisoning?
What Can be Done to Prevent CO Poisoning?
What CO Level is Dangerous to Your Health?
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Who is Susceptible to CO Poisoning?

Food Poisoning

Away From Home
Don't Cross Contaminate
Preventing Food Poisoning
Ready to Eat Foods
Types of Food-Borne Illnesses
Wash Your Hands
What is food poisoning?
What To Do If You Suspect Food Poisoning
When To See a Physician

Lead Poisoning

National Lead Information Center
Treatment of Lead Poisoning
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning?
What Can Be Done to Prevent Lead Poisoning?
What is Lead Poisoning?
What to Do If You Suspect Lead Poisoning
Who is Susceptible to Lead Poisoning?

Preventing Pet Poisoning

Common Household Items that are Harmful to Animals
Contacting Animal Poison Control Center
Food That Could Hurt Your Pet
Plants that are Toxic to Your Pets
Preventing Your Pet from Being Poisoned
Symptoms Your Pet May be Poisoned
Types of Poisoning that Affect Your Pets

Impaired Driving