Learn how to make your home healthier by creating a safer environment for you and your family.
Protecting Older Adults
Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the home, followed by poisoning, choking, drowning, and fire. Use the information sheets below to correct problem areas in your home.
- Home Safety Checklist
- Bathroom Safety Tips
- Bedroom Safety Tips
- Kitchen Safety Tips
- Stairway Safety Tips
- Fall Prevention Tips
- Fire Prevention Planning
Protecting Young Children
One of the biggest threats to children is an injury occurring at home, so it is important to take action steps to childproof your home. While this may seem like a daunting task at first, this checklist includes basic tips, broken down by room, to help make your home safer for the whole family.
Each year over 1 million people are accidentally poisoned. We often think it is only young children, but people of all ages can be poisoned. Common causes of poisonings are medications, cosmetics and personal care products, household cleaning products, and pesticides.
- Poison Look-Alikes – Sometimes safe products may be mistaken for household products that may be poisonous.
- Hazardous Household Products - Safe storage tips.