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Safety

Hand Tool Safety
Although hand tools do not pose the same lethal threat as some power tools, they are still a factor in a high number of accidents each year.
Handling Hazardous Materials at Home
Many common household products contain chemicals that can cause injury or death if they are handled, stored or used improperly.
Have a Hazard-Free Halloween
Halloween safety begins at home, with the child's costume. Every part of the costume -- masks, beards, wigs and clothing -- should be made of flame-resistant material.
Hazardous Substances Demand Your Respect
Depending on where you work and the substances you handle, you may be at risk of accidental poisonings, chemical burns, or suffocation. Read on to learn about the safety steps that can help keep you safe.
Help Your Back Work for You
Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.
How to Map Out a Safe Vacation
By thinking ahead and planning for your vacation before you go, the only surprises you'll encounter are the nice ones.
How to Safely Choose OTC Medicines
Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and pain relievers, laxatives, and headache remedies may treat different conditions, but they all have one thing in common: They're serious medicines that need to be taken with care.
How to Stay Alive When You Drive
Learning the main causes of motor vehicle accidents and deaths can help keep you and your loved ones alive and well.
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
Bacteria can spread anywhere in the kitchen. Read on for a detailed guide to preventing contamination in your kitchen, and tips for cleaning and disinfecting.
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.
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.
Let It Snow! Keep Kids Safe in Winter Weather
With crisp air and cozy days by the fire, winter can be a wonderful time of year. But with those chilly temperatures come safety concerns. Here’s how to keep your kids happy and healthy during the colder months.
Marijuana Laws Are Changing, But Does That Mean It’s Safe?
As more states pass laws legalizing marijuana for medicinal, and sometimes recreational, use, it’s important to understand the serious downsides.
Moving Your Toddler from Crib to Bed
Moving your child from the crib to a first bed is a milestone event. But more than the bittersweet emotional concerns, your priorities will be safety and a healthy sleep routine.
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.
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.
Prescription Drug Addiction
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
Preventing Household Poisonings
Here are tips to help prevent poisoning in your home.
Primer- GHB, a Club Drug
Learn more about GHB, a dangerous and addictive drug that was banned by the FDA. GHB produces a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations. It is popular with teens who go to all-night dance parties.
Primer: Smokeless Tobacco
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. But 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 Hearing on the Job
Understand what kind of noise level is dangerously high on the job—and how best to protect your hearing.
Recognizing Emotional Abuse
Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. Emotional abuse can affect you in serious ways as well. Read on to learn more.
Smoke Out the Truth on E-Cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, might be a popular new way to smoke, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe. Even though these devices don’t use tobacco, they still contain nicotine—a highly addictive drug.
Sports Safety
Because children's bodies are still growing and their coordination is still developing, children are more susceptible than adults to sports injuries.
Stay Awake Behind the Wheel
When you're behind the wheel, you may believe that you can stop yourself from falling asleep, but you can't. You may not even know you've dozed off.
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