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Home Safety: Keeping your Kids Safe

It is estimated that in the United States 6 children die from injury in the home every day. That’s more than 2,200 per year. A new report issued by safekids.org exlores what parents are concerned about and what they do to keep their kids safe.  The Make Safe Happen ad created by Nationwide and aired -->

15 Winter Power Outage Safety Tips

Power Outage.png In 2013, extreme cold and weather storms resulted in 46 deaths, according to the National Weather Service. Wintery mixes can lead to power outages which can put you and your family at risk. In the event of a power outage this winter, check out these safety tips to help you prepare: 1. Keep -->

Weatherproof Your Home Against Winter Weather

Winter is right around the corner and it’s time to start weatherproofing your home! Here are some simple safety tips and tips from the CDC: Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home! – Make sure the batteries are working! Have your chimney cleaned annually. Insulate walls and the attic. Caulk and weather-strip doors -->

Does Your Family Have a Winter Home Emergency Kit?

Winter is approaching and you likely have all sorts of things in your home right now that would serve you well in an emergency, but do you have them ready? Creating a home emergency kit can be mean life or death, in some situations. Here are some simple tips of you can start an emergency -->

Slips, Trips and Falls: How to Stay Safe in the Home

Falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional death in homes and communities, resulting in more than 25,000 fatalities in 2009, according to the National Safety Council. The risk of falling rises with age and is a serious issue for the elderly in homes and communities. Take time to remove fall hazards from your home or -->

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! Time to do a deep clean to our homes, lawns and garages. But all that lifting, climbing and other spring-cleaning activities can heighten the risk for injuries. There are over 10 million unintentional home injuries in the U.S. per year that result in hospital emergency room visits, according to -->