NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

During your career as a safety professional, has a worker death ever occurred at your site?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results

Does your CEO 'Get it?'

Tell us why on the submission form and your CEO could appear among the 2016 selections.

Traveling with kids this summer? Groups offer medication-safety tips

July 5, 2012

  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

Washington – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Educational Foundation are urging parents to keep children safe from unintentional medication overdoses while traveling this summer.

Unintentional medication overdoses among young children have increased by 20 percent over recent years, according to a CHPA press release. The organizations offer the following safety tips for storing medicines and vitamins while traveling:

  • When packing for a trip, keep medicines in their original child-resistant containers.
  • When staying in a hotel, store medicines and vitamins out of the reach of children, such as in a cabinet or safe.
  • Program the national Poison Help number, (800) 222-1222, into your cell phone in case of an emergency.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.