Home and Community Safety & Health

News and tips from the National Safety Council's magazine staff



Keep it safe outdoors this winter

Tips for staying warm, preventing injuries and more
Being outdoors can add fun and adventure to any winter day. But whatever activity you choose – hiking, sledding, skiing, ice fishing or something else – you need to make sure you’re protected.
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Home pool rules

8 essentials for safe swimming
Pool ownership brings responsibilities that can’t be taken lightly. Experts offer eight strategies to help pool owners, family members and friends swim safely.
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Window safety 101

Every year, about eight children younger than 6 die – and 3,300 are treated in emergency rooms – falling from a window, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Up to speed

Experts offer advice for choosing kids' bikes
Choosing the right bike for a child’s first ride can be instrumental toward building confidence. Here are some guidelines for navigating the selection process for that first bike and beyond.
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Emergency preparedness for pets

For many of us, our pets are members of the family. That means they need to be part of our family’s emergency preparedness plan for hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and any other type of disaster that can occur where we live.
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