Safety

For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants

These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.

For Parents: Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboard, and Scooter Safety

Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety

For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat

After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.

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 where you work and the substances you handle, you may be at risk of accidental poisonings, chemical burns or suffocation. Knowing and following the right precautions 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 Medications

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.

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.

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

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, 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 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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