News and information about injury and how to prevent getting hurt.
A children's book about safety
Poison Control Prevention
If you think someone has been poisoned....
Call 1-800-222-1222 right away!
Steps that you can take to help prevent accidental poisonings and tips for promoting community involvement in poison prevention.
Quick action could save a life. About half of poisoning emergencies involve small children, but this site also provides immediate life-saving information for suicide attempts, medication errors, chemical spills, occupational exposures, product misuse, drug interactions and pet poisonings.
Poinsettias and mistletoe, while lovely symbols of the holiday season, have long been thought to be gravely poisonous. How dangerous are they? Is hand sanitizer dangerous? Find this information and more at this site.
For information on the new federal requirements on safe cribs, click here.
Is your child's playground equipment safe?
Click here for the Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Home Playground Equipment
Boating and Water Safety are an important part of having fun on our great area lakes.
Check out the National Safe Boating Council for great tips
Information for those who ride ATV's
4-H ATV Safety program
Protecting what’s important to you
How to ride safely off-road
An ATV Safety brochure
Click this picture for a downloadable pdf of our ATV Safety Activity Book
Some printable brochures about various safety issues:
Learn to Walk Safely
Home Alone Safety
Auto Passenger Safety
Bike and Pedestrian Safety
ATV Safety for kids and adults
Be safe ATV safety
Why is ATV safety important?
Are You at Risk of Falling Asleep While Driving?
Before you drive, consider whether you are:
- Sleep-deprived or fatigued (6 hours of sleep or less triples your risk)
- Suffering from sleep loss (insomnia), poor quality sleep, or a sleep debt
- Driving long distances without proper rest breaks
- Driving through the night, mid-afternoon or when you would normally be asleep
- Taking sedating medications (antidepressants, cold tablets, antihistamines)
- Working more than 60 hours a week (increases your risk by 40%)
- Working more than one job and your main job involves shift work
- Drinking even small amounts of alcohol
- Driving alone or on a long, rural, dark or boring road
Click for more information from the National Sleep Foundation