Useful Links

 

 

Helmet Safety

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute – A non-profit providing bicycle helmet information; this is the helmet advocacy program of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Consumer Product Safety Commission – Protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction

League of American Bicyclists – The League aims to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and to work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Working under the U.S. Dept.of Transportation, NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.

Boating & Swimming Safety

Boating Safety Sidekicks – Activities and information produced by the National Safe Boating Council to entertain and educate children on boat safety importance and ways to boat safely.

CDC BAM! H2O Smarts – Water safety tips and information on boating, surfing, fishing, water skiing, swimming from the Centers for Disease Control’s Body And Mind Healthy Youth Site.

Consumer Product Safety Commission – Protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction

Healthy Swimming and Recreational Water – Information on safety in and around the water, on the water, preventing sunburn, skin cancer and heat-related illness.

National Drowning Prevention Alliance – Mission is to prevent drowning and aquatic injuries, by educating, leading, engaging, and supporting the public, and the group’s members, chapters, and partners.

Pool Safely Campaign – Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives, is the CPSC’s national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments.

Protect the Ones You Love from Drowning (Podcast) – This podcast, developed as part of the Protect the Ones You Love initiative, discusses steps parents can take to help protect their children from drowning.

Rip Current Safety – Learn about staying safe while swimming at a beach and how to recognize and avoud possible rip currents. 

Swim Safely: Quick Tips – Provides tips to stay safe in and near the water, including safe swimming, effective child supervision, evaluating water and weather conditions, protecting skin from the sun.

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety  – Information from the U.S. Coast Guard on boating safety, including fact sheets. 

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/other-resource/useful-links-swimming-and-boating-safety#sthash.WS8ucN1j.dpuf

Booster Seats

American Academy of Pediatrics – An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the physical, mental, and social health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Working under the U.S. Dept.of Transportation, NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.

National Transportation Safety Board – Investigates every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other modes of transportation-railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/other-resource/booster-seat-safety-useful-links#sthash.yW65xgY4.dpuf

Burning, Scalding & Fire

American Burn Association – The ABA and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention.

National Fire Protection Association – Develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

United States Fire Administration – Provides national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/other-resource/fire-burn-and-scald-prevention-safety-useful-links#sthash.5LlL1BDM.dpuf

Fall Safety

Center for Healthy Aging  – The Center for Healthy Aging helps community-based organizations develop and implement evidence-based programs that promote healthy lives for older adults.

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence – Mission is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.

Falls Prevention Information – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than  200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries.

National Safety Council – Goal is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Pedestrian Safety

National Center for Safe Routes to School – Programs examine conditions around schools and work to improve safety and accessibility, and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Working under the U.S. Dept.of Transportation, NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center – Goal is to improve the quality of life in communities by promoting safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity.

Pedestrian Safety Information – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -How big is the problem of pedestrian safety, who is most at risk, how can pedestrians help prevent injuries and death from motor vehicle crashes?

Playground Safety

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – Founded in 1972, AOSSM is an international organization of orthopedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine.

CDC Coaches’ Training On Concussion  – Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports. A Centers for Disease Control training video for coaches on recognizing, understanding and preventing concussions.

Consumer Product Safety Commission  – Protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction

National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Organizational goal is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.

National Program for Playground Safety  – Helps the public create safe and developmentally appropriate play environments for children by delivering training and services about outdoor play and safety.

Sports and Recreation Safety Information – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative offers information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.

STOP Sports Injuries Campaign – Focuses on.overuse and trauma injuries in kids. Provides sports injury prevention tips and tools to athletes, coaches, healthcare providers, parents.

University of Michigan Bone and Joint Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Center – Primary areas of interest are musculoskeletal injury and arthritis and head injury and concussion; with research on  prevention, treatment, rehabiltation.

Poison Safety

American Association of Poison Control Centers – Members are the U.S. 57 poison centers and other poison-related organizations. AAPCC’s goal is to advance members’ public health mission and health care roles.

Choose Your Poison: ‘Pills v. Candy” Quiz from CA Poison Control -Game from the California Poison Control System. Three levels of difficulty demonstrate that pills, poisons and candy can all look alike.

Disposal of Unused Medicines-What You Should Know – Disposal options and some special disposal instructions to consider when throwing out expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.

Drug Enforcement Administration Toolbox – Downloadable posters, bus ads, web buttons, handouts and other materials to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Medication Safety Program: CDC – Medication safety program of the CDC. Includes key facts, campaigns and initiatives, medication safety resources, information for parents of young children.

My Safe Home: Poison Prevention – Online tool helps families detect dangers in their home. The poison section gives tips for the kitchen, bathroom ,living room, hallway, laundry room and pool

National Take Back Initiative – DEA – Aims to provide a safe, convenient,  responsible means for disposal of prescription drugs and educate the general public about possible prescription drug abuse.

Safe Drug Disposal – Educates patients on how to dispose of left-over or expired medicines safely, raises awareness about the potential impact of improperly disposed medications.

Up and Away Brochure-CDC – Downloadable pamphlet contains facts, information and advice on keeping children safe from accidental medication overdose.

Up and Away Poster-CDC – Downloadable poster reminds parents and caregivers to keep medications and vitamins out of children’s sight and reach.

Up Up and Away: Center for Disease Control – Educational program reminds families of importance of safe medicine storage. Provides information and advice on keeping children safe from medication overdose.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – Founded in 1972, AOSSM is an international organization of orthopedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine.

CDC Coaches’ Training On Concussion  – Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports. A Centers for Disease Control training video for coaches on recognizing, understanding and preventing concussions.

Consumer Product Safety Commission  – Protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction

National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Organizational goal is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.

National Program for Playground Safety  – Helps the public create safe and developmentally appropriate play environments for children by delivering training and services about outdoor play and safety.

Sports and Recreation Safety Information – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative offers information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.

STOP Sports Injuries Campaign – Focuses on.overuse and trauma injuries in kids. Provides sports injury prevention tips and tools to athletes, coaches, healthcare providers, parents.

University of Michigan Bone and Joint Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Center – Primary areas of interest are musculoskeletal injury and arthritis and head injury and concussion; with research on  prevention, treatment, rehabilatation.

 

 


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