child safety

Tips to Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe on Halloween

As a kid, Halloween is the best holiday. You get to dress up, eat tons of candy, and stay up late watching scary movies. Unfortunately, even with all that fun, there are still dangers to watch out for and be mindful of on Halloween night. 9 Tips to Stay Safe on Halloween 1. Go...

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When is it safe to pass a school bus in Ohio?

Being stuck behind a school bus while rushing to work can be frustrating, but school bus safety is more important than shaving a few minutes off your commute time. From 2010 to 2019, there were 1,199 people of all ages killed in school transportation-related crashes—an average of 120 fatalities per year. Bus drivers, pedestrians,...

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Drowning Prevention For Toddlers

Pools and beaches can be a place for fun and making memories during the summer months, but they can also become the scene of a parent's worst nightmare. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. Many of these deaths...

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Car

We have good news and bad news. The good news - when it comes to crashes, children are much safer than they used to be. The number of child passenger deaths has declined by more than half since 1975. The bad news - motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for children....

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What to Do if a Child or Animal is Trapped in a Hot Car

On average 38 children and hundreds of pets die each year from vehicular heatstroke in unattended cars. A record of 53 children died of vehicular heatstroke in 2019. Temperatures inside vehicles can spike to dangerous levels in minutes, for example, on an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car can rise to approximately 114...

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Ohio Backyard Pool Liability

While nothing beats cooling off in a pool on a hot summer day, be aware that owning a pool comes with important responsibilities. In Ohio, homeowners may be liable for injuries that occur on their property, including incidents in or around swimming pools. What’s more, under the “attractive nuisance doctrine,” pool owners may be...

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3 ways to keep kids safe in home swimming pools

Movies portray drowning as loud, attention-grabbing incidents, with victims splashing and calling for help until a bystander comes to the rescue. In reality, drowning is often a silent killer that happens too quickly and quietly for anyone to intervene. (more…)

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5 tips for preventing hot car deaths

When stories about hot car deaths make headlines, most parents have the same reactions: That would never happen to my child. Only a careless parent could put their little ones in that situation. Unfortunately, parents who think they’re immune to the dangers often fail to take proper precautions to avoid these tragic incidents. (more…)

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Safely Storing Medications At Home Can Help Prevent Overdoses In Children

Many people rely on medicine to keep them healthy. But when taken improperly, medications can have serious and potentially deadly effects. This is especially true in the case of children, who may access medications that are not properly stored. (more…)

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Back-to-School Safety: Sharing the road with school buses

It’s extremely frustrating to get stuck behind a school bus on your morning commute, but ignoring laws and guidelines for sharing the road can have dangerous consequences. (more…)

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