Home Safety

Halloween Safety for Kids – Part 2 (Trick-or-Treating)

Store shelves are overflowing with Halloween candy, décor, and costumes this month, but there are some tips to keep in mind when sending your child off to trick-or-treat in your neighborhood, or in one that you’re not as familiar with. Walking Safety Offer your child a friendly reminder to cross the street at the corners, […]

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Halloween Safety for Kids – Part 1 (Costumes)

Store shelves are overflowing with Halloween candy, décor, and costumes this month, but there are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a child’s costume. Costumes can be Fun, Creative AND Safe Select the right size. Make sure the costume isn’t too tight or too long, which can create a tripping hazard or […]

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Summer Pool Safety: Chlorine

There have been a lot of reports lately warning consumers and parents about the overuse of chlorine in pools. While necessary to keep pools clean and free of bacteria, accidentally ingesting too much of the chemical can have serious negative effects. Most people recognize that while safe in correct doses, chlorine can have a significant […]

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Health & Wellness: Home Tips

As colder temps arrive, we’re spending more and more time inside the home. So, just how healthy is your air? Indoor air quality is impacted by a number of things, but many of them are well within your control. Many products found within the home are now made with low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) including […]

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Moving Safety Tips

Many people choose to move into a new home or apartment in the fall – the weather is typically pleasant and cooperative and the incentive of getting settled before the holidays is appealing. If you find yourself in this situation, consider these moving safety tips: First and foremost: protect your back! Moving can definitely take […]

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Pool Party Safety

The Red Cross recommends that you safeguard children with the following devices to help you child proof your pool: A self-locking, self-closing pool fence with vertical bars spaced less than 4″ apart: Christine Venzon from The Learning Channel notes that gates should open outward, away from the pool, to help keep toddlers out, and the […]

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Long before Independence Day arrives, you will probably hear the hiss and boom of fireworks. But the fact is, nearly 9,000 individuals were injured by fireworks in 2009, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, and two were killed. If you can buy fireworks legally and want to set off a few at home, take these […]

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Staying Safe this Winter

Colder weather is here to stay, so now is the time to take these tips from the American Red Cross to heart. First and foremost, wear layers! Gloves and a hat will prevent you from losing body heat. If you need to do a chore outside, take your time and don’t overexert yourself. Please don’t […]

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Holiday Safety Tips

In our haste to decorate, shop and cook for the holidays, safety isn’t always top of mind. The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of year, leading to accidents simply because of rushing. While you can’t avoid stress completely, giving yourself ample time to shop for gifts and food items instead […]

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Winter Readiness: Home Checklist

When it comes to preparing for the winter months, there’s no time like the present. In addition to the fall cleanup and maintenance tips that we’ve already discussed, here are several other areas to address. Windows and Doors If you’ve lived in your home for at least one winter season, you probably already know where […]

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