Resources Tagged With 'Prevention'
Clothes Dryer Safety

Doing laundry is most likely part of your every day routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire.

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Dangers Associated With a Forgotten Appliance: Water Heaters (Part II)

In part I of this series, we looked at the flammable vapor ignition hazard associated with hot water heaters. In this article, we look at scalds, another hazard presented by hot water heating systems and of most significance to the young, the elderly, and the disabled.

For Parents Professionals Resources Prevention Water heaters Thermostats
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Dangers Associated With a Forgotten Appliance: Water Heaters - PART I

Water heaters can be, and historically have been, involved in dangerous and devastating accidents leading to serious burn injuries and death.

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Enjoy the Sun…With Care

Sun alleviates light deprivation syndromes, promotes Vitamin D metabolism and healthy bones. However, problems associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation include not only sunburn, but also cataracts, skin cancer, dehydration, and, in extreme conditions, heat stroke.

For Parents Parent And Child Resources Health Prevention Sun Exposure
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Finding an Attorney and Taking Legal Action

When someone is severely burned, questions of responsibility arise. Is someone’s carelessness responsible for the tragedy? Did a product fail, utility company act negligently or was an individual careless? The survivor or his family should hire a lawyer to investigate the claim as soon after the tragedy as possible. Otherwise, evidence disappears, people’s memories fade and the responsible person may try to shift the responsibility. But how does a burn survivor find a competent attorney?

Resources Law and Finance Prevention
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Fire Sprinklers for Homes: The Next Logical Step in Life Safety

Fire sprinkler systems have been protecting a variety of structures for well over a century. To the fire and life safety field that’s an unacceptable paradox considering that homes are where more than 80% of all U.S. fire deaths occur (NFPA). Nearly 90% of all fatal burn injuries in the United States are from home fires (Home Safety Council).

Prevention Home Fire Sprinklers Fire Sprinklers Safety
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Fireworks: Not Worth the Risk

Cruising along I-40 wearing a seatbelt and surrounded by airbags set to pop in an instant, I pass “Crazy Bob’s Fireworks Bazaar!” (not my exclamation point). I will drive miles out of the way to avoid the discussion/argument with my kids about why we are not going to go there even though everyone else is.

For Parents Parent And Child Health Prevention Safety Fireworks
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Home Fire Sprinkler Systems: Separating Fact from Fiction

The fire problem in the U.S. is overwhelmingly a home fire problem. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), homes account for about 80% of all fire deaths in a typical year and more than 95% of all deaths in structure fires in a typical year.

For Parents Professionals Resources Prevention Safety Home Fire Sprinklers
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Life Care Planning

A life care planner is a specialist who has been trained to project the future cost and duration of medical and rehabilitative care associated with an injury or chronic health condition. He or she then prepares a document, called a life care plan, that outlines these required services and their costs.

Resources Law & Finance Prevention
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Outdoor Safety All Summer Long

Safety Prevention Grilling Campfires Fireworks
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Stay Warm This Winter… Safely

Nice, but it’s hard to feel cozy if you don’t feel safe. Hot food and drinks, stoves, and fireplaces are all part of taking the sting out of the winter cold. They are good things! But don’t forget that with them come some additional risks. This article provides tips on heating safety.

For Parents Prevention Professionals Beyond Surviving Heater Safety
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Summer Tradition Requires Caution

Summer fun doesn’t have to include close calls. With a little forethought and a few precautions we can have a lot of fast-paced fun in the summer. This article provides safety tips for summer activities like cooking outdoors, camp fires, sleeping outside and more.

For Parents Parent And Child Resources Prevention Grilling Campfires
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Sun Protection After Burns

Health Prevention Sun Protection Scars Scars and Healing
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Understanding and Preventing Flash Fires

Educating the public is the best way to prevent flash fires and the serious burn injuries that can result. That’s why it a good time take a few minutes to learn how you can reduce the chance of injury by safely storing and using common household products.

Prevention Burn Prevention Advocacy
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