Safety

In the Campground: Staying Safe

Planning ahead and being safety-conscious while in the wild can keep everyone safe and secure. Here are suggestions from the U.S. Forest Service and the American Red Cross.

In the Kitchen: Prevent the Spread of Infection

The kitchen is the "dirtiest" room in the house, according to a recent study, because people are less likely to use strong cleaners and disinfectants in that room.

Installing and Using Child Safety Seats and Booster Seats

As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.

Is It Too Hot To Trot?

If you're not careful, you could wind up with a case of heat exhaustion just as easily as the couch potato next door, no matter how fit you might be.

Is Your Medication Working for You?

Prescription drugs can enhance your life, but when not used correctly, they may have the opposite effect.

Job Safety Critical for Teens

Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.

Keep Kids Safe During Yard Work

Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. These tools, however, also pose a threat to children if precautions aren't taken.

Keeping Bullying and Violence Out of Schools

Kids Need Safety Gear for In-line Skating

Having your child wear the appropriate safety gear and use common sense when skating can help reduce the risk for injury.

Make Sure Bunk Beds Meet Safety Rules

The bed should meet federal requirements to keep your kids safe. It's also important to set guidelines for your kids on how to use the bunk bed.

Myths and Tips About Dressing for Winter

Here are some misconceptions about the cold, and some suggestions for staying toasty this winter.

Older Adults: Preventing Falls

Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.

OTC Medications: Understanding the Risks

Just because over-the-counter medications are readily available doesn’t mean you don’t need to follow an OTC drug’s directions carefully.

Parents: Check Toys for Lead

If you have toys that have been recalled, don’t throw them out. Take them back to the store where they came from.

Play It Cool in the Hot Tub

What's more relaxing that a good soak in a hot tub? Hot water sure makes you feel great, but hot tubs and whirlpools can sometimes be dangerous -- and even deadly.

Play It Safe With Kitchen Fires

Most fires in the home start in the kitchen, and kitchen fires can quickly turn serious.

Prescription Drug Addiction

Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

Preventing Broken Bones

Bones are tough and resilient, but if you push them hard enough—if you fall on a hard surface, for instance—they can crack or break.

Preventing Falls One Step at a Time

Although it's impossible to prevent all falls, you can help keep yourself safe by improving your balance and employing "fall-proofing" behaviors.

Preventing Household Poisonings

Here are tips to help prevent poisoning in your home.

Primer: GHB, the Club Drug

On the street, GHB is used for is ability to produce a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations.

Primer: Smokeless Tobacco

Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. Just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.

Protect Your Child from Medical Errors

A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.

Protect Your Eyes When Jump-Starting a Car

Auto battery accidents cause many Americans to lose their sight or suffer serious eye injuries.

Protect Your Hearing on the Job

If you think you don't need hearing protection at work because you're used to the steady roar of equipment or trucks, damage has already begun.

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