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Safety Tips  
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Safety Guide
Home Security
Prevent Falls
Prevent Poisonings
Prevent Fires & Burns
Prevent Choking & Suffocation
Auto Theft Safety Tips
Disaster Preparedness
For Business
Home Security

All windows should have working locks.
Keep all doors to the outside, sliding doors, and windows locked.
Make sure everyone can open all locks from inside your home.
Don't have deadbolt locks that lock with an inside key. You need to get out fast if a fire starts. A missing key could trap you inside.
Replace inside-key locks with deadbolt locks that have a “thumb turn” instead of an indoor key.
Make sure everyone in your family can reach the “thumb turn” latch.
Have window locks that open from inside. Do not nail windows shut. Make sure they open easily.
If you have security bars on doors and windows, have a “quick-release” latch. This makes it easy to get outside in an
Make sure everyone in your family knows how to use the latch.
Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed under windows so burglars can't hide.
Keep ladders stored in a locked shed or garage so they can't be used to climb into your home.
Keep shades or curtains closed over garage and shed windows.
Keep shades or curtains closed over your home windows after dark.
Don't leave toys, tools and equipment in the yard.
Change locks when moving into a new home
Prevent Falls

Install grab bars in the tub and shower. Use non-slip mats.

Have bright lights over stairs and steps and on landings. Keep stairs clear of clutter.
Prevent Poisonings

Keep cleaners, medications and beauty products in a place where children can’t reach them. Use child safety locks.

For Poison Help call 1-800-222-1222. Call if you need help or want information about poisons. Call 9-1-1 if someone
  needs to go to the hospital right away.
Prevent Fires & Burns

Have working smoke alarms and hold fire drills. If you build a new home, install fire sprinklers.

Stay by the stove when cooking, especially when you are frying food.

Keep your hot water at 120˚F degrees to prevent burns. Use back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of


your stove. Use a travel mug when you drink something hot.
Prevent Choking & Suffocation

Things that can fit through a toilet paper tube can cause a young child to choke. Keep coins, latex balloons and hard
  round foods, such as peanuts and hard candy where children cannot see or touch them.

Place babies to sleep on their backs, alone in their crib. Don’t put pillows, blankets, comforters or toys in cribs. These
  things can sometimes keep a baby from breathing.

When your children are in or near water, watch them very carefully. Stay close enough to reach out and touch them.
  This includes bathtubs, toilets, pools and spas – even buckets of water.
Auto Theft Safety Tips
Park in a well lit area when possible. Avoid leaving your car, truck, or motorcycle in unattended parking lots for


long periods of time.
Keep your keys in your pocket or purse, not in your desk drawer or locker. Never put an identification tag on your key
  ring. If your keys are lost or stolen, it could help a thief locate your car or burglarize your home.
Lock the car and pocket the key whether you leave for a minute or several hours. Make sure the windows are closed
  and the trunk is locked. This includes vehicles parked inside your garage; we frequently see reports where vehicles thought to be secured inside a garage are prowled.

Do not leave important identification papers in the glove compartment or console.
If you have to leave a key with a repair shop or a parking lot attendant, leave only the ignition key. It takes very little time


to copy a key, and a key to your house, combined with your address information from the vehicle registration, can lead to residential burglaries.
Disaster Preparedness

Talk about the kinds of disasters that can happen where you live.
Tell your children that you or another grownup will be there to help if something happens. Talk about how a relief worker, firefighter, police officer, teacher, neighbor or doctor might help.
Make plans so everyone will know what to do.
Pick safe places in your home where you can go if there is a tornado.
Pick safe places to take cover if there is an earthquake.
Put a list of emergency numbers by each telephone in your home. Tell your children what each number is for. You
  should also list the work and cell phone numbers of family members.
Places in and out of your town where you and your family could meet.
  Phone numbers of in-town contacts.
An address and phone number of someone out of town (this could be a friend or relative).
You can write this information on a card that each family member keeps with them.
Put together the things you will need for an emergency.
Be “Ready-to-Go” or “Ready-to-Stay” in an emergency.
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