Unintentional Injuries


Be watchful around water.

Never leave a young child alone in the bathtub. Watch children at all times around pools and hot tubs.

Eliminate tripping hazards.

Pick up toys. Repair cracked or worn stairs. If there are rugs in your house, use non-skid mats.

Install and routinely test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Maintain and service your gas and oil appliances. Never use the kitchen stove or oven to heat your home. Do not use generators or BBQs indoors.

Keep guns away from children.

If you have guns in the house, keep them unloaded, locked up, and separate from the ammunition.

Poison-proof your home or property.

If children are present, install safety latches on all cabinets and drawers that contain harmful products. Keep cleaning supplies and medicines in locked cabinets out of children's reach.