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Prevention Recommendations

Falls

  • To prevent falls by infants, use stair gates, supervise walkers, and place bars on windows at second story and above.
  • To prevent falls by older adults, increase physical activity, modify the home environment, and manage medications and alcohol use.
    Interactive Fall Prevention Checklist
    Fall Prevention Home Safety Checklist(PDF)
    Guard Your Independence! Protect Yourself from Falls (PowerPoint™ presentation)
    Remembering When (fire and fall prevention curriculum)
    Fact Sheets:
    Falls and Older Adults: The Facts
    Falls and Older Adults: Home Safety Tips
    Falls and Older Adults: Do Home Modifications Now
    Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief
    Seniors and Accident Prevention

    Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • To prevent motor vehicle injuries, increase the use of seatbelts and child safety seats
  • Drive alert; comply with impaired driving laws and speed laws.
  • Support education, enforcement and public policy efforts that increase compliance with seat belt, impaired driving and seat belt laws.
    Fact Sheets:
    Air Bags
    Booster Seat Safety
    Buckling Up - The Facts
    Distracted Driving
    Minnesota Traffic Facts
    Occupant Protection
    Pedestrian Safety
    Sample Seat Belt Policy
    Seat Belt Use (A Sample Safety Talk)
    Seat Belts
    Speeding (A Sample Safety Talk)
    Using Seat Belts - The Facts Show it Just Makes Sense
    Universal Primary Seat Belt Enforcement - What's In It for Minnesota?
    Why Employers Should Care

    Poisoning
  • Read product and medication labels before use
  • Store medicines and household products in their original containers
  • Store medicines and household products out of reach of children and pets
  • Learn basic first aid for poisoning
    Fact Sheets:
    Carbon Monoxide
    First Aid for Poisoning
    Pills Can Be Poison, Too
    Plants and Poison
    Poison Prevention Tips
    Protect Your Garden
    Protect Your Household
    Protect Your Kids
    Protect Your Pets
    Safety Tips