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Home Safety


Internet Sites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Injury, Violence, & Safety
From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this Web site provides statistics, prevention information, fact sheets on injuries and violence. There is a specific section on “Safety at Home, School & Work.”
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: Injury Prevention
This site from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh provides separate sections for parents and children. Both the "Injury Prevention for Kids" and "Injury Prevention for Parents" areas include a section about Home & Yard. The Hospital’s Home Safety Handbook for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers is available here.
Fight Bac! Keep Food Safe from Bacteria

This Web site hopes to help people reduce their risk of becoming sick from foodborne illness. The FightBac! program is sponsored by the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE). PFSE is a not-for-profit organization that unites industry associations, professional societies in food science, nutrition and health, consumer groups, and the U.S. government to educate the public about safe food handling and foodborne illness.

Home Safety Council

The Home Safety Council is dedicated to preventing home related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year. They provide home safety tips, checklists and information about home fire safety, preventing falls, poison prevention, water safety, child safety, disaster preparedness as well as many other home safety topics.

Mrs. FIXIT'S How-To-Library: Home Safety

From the Mrs. FIXIT TV show, this site’s home safety information includes information for people working on home projects.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Help keep your family safe by checking product recalls and safety news from Consumer Product Safety commission on this Web site. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. 


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