Safety

Halloween safety begins at home, with the child's costume. Every part of the costume -- masks, beards, wigs and clothing -- should be made of flame-resistant material.
Depending where you work and the substances you handle, you may be at risk of accidental poisonings, chemical burns or suffocation. Knowing and following the right precautions can help keep you safe.
Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.
By thinking ahead and planning for your vacation before you go, the only surprises you'll encounter are the nice ones.
Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and pain relievers, laxatives, and headache remedies may treat different conditions, but they all have one thing in common: They’re serious medicines that need to be taken with care.
Planning ahead and being safety-conscious while in the wild can keep everyone safe and secure. Here are suggestions from the U.S. Forest Service and the American Red Cross.
The kitchen is the "dirtiest" room in the house, according to a recent study, because people are less likely to use strong cleaners and disinfectants in that room.
As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.
If you're not careful, you could wind up with a case of heat exhaustion just as easily as the couch potato next door, no matter how fit you might be.
Prescription drugs can enhance your life, but when not used correctly, they may have the opposite effect.
Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.
Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. These tools, however, also pose a threat to children if precautions aren't taken.
Here are some misconceptions about the cold, and some suggestions for staying toasty this winter.
Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.
Just because over-the-counter medications are readily available doesn’t mean you don’t need to follow an OTC drug’s directions carefully.
If you have toys that have been recalled, don’t throw them out. Take them back to the store where they came from.
What's more relaxing that a good soak in a hot tub? Hot water sure makes you feel great, but hot tubs and whirlpools can sometimes be dangerous -- and even deadly.
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
Here are tips to help prevent poisoning in your home.
On the street, GHB is used for is ability to produce a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations.
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. Just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
Auto battery accidents cause many Americans to lose their sight or suffer serious eye injuries.
If you think you don't need hearing protection at work because you're used to the steady roar of equipment or trucks, damage has already begun.
Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. If you have a partner who verbally humiliates you, demands all your attention, blames you for everything that goes wrong or threatens to harm you or your children, you’re also being abused.
Sports is the leading cause of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
Because children's bodies are still growing and their coordination is still developing, children are more susceptible than adults to sports injuries.
When you're behind the wheel, you may believe that you can stop yourself from falling asleep, but you can’t. You may not even know you’ve dozed off.
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