At Lincoln Military Housing, we know how important safety is to you and your family. And there is no place more important to feel safe than in your home - as you play, rest and relax. We’d like to share with you some guidelines about keeping everyone safe at home – especially small children with exploring, adventurous, little hands and big bright minds! Safety should be a way of thinking in our daily life, not just a list of rules to follow. But as life gets busy, sometimes safe behavior can be forgotten. The motivation to take action, change unsafe behavior and put precautionary measures in place, only requires a desire to protect those you care about. Please review these safety tips and explore the links on the right for more valuable safety information. We hope you pass along the information to your friends, family and neighbors.
Hot Safety topic: WINDOW SAFETY
Tips from the National Safety Council
- Keep your windows closed and locked when children are around. When opening windows for ventilation, open windows that a child cannot reach, or in the case of a double-hung window, open the top sash only.
- Set and enforce rules about keeping children's play away from windows or patio doors.
- Falling through an insect screen, open window or glass can be fatal or cause serious injury.
- Keep furniture - or anything children can climb - away from windows. Children may use such objects as a climbing aid.
For more tips from the National Safety Council on window safety, please follow the links at the right hand side of this page.
The tips below are paraphrased from the US Consumer Product Commission and Safety resource.Org websites.
- Remove any cords that could get around your child’s neck.
- Fall-proof your home.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove and use the back burners on the stove for cooking.
- Get trained in first aid and CPR.
- Conduct emergency evacuation drills.
- Identify safety hazards such as electrical cords that someone could trip over, rugs that slip, etc.
- Do not leave children unsupervised.
- Keep medicines, vitamins, cleaning supplies and other poisons in locked cabinets.
- When your children are in or near water, watch them very carefully. Stay close enough to reach out and touch them. This includes bathtubs, toilets, pools and spas – even buckets of water.
- Keep coins, latex balloons and hard round foods, such as peanuts and hard candy, where children cannot see or touch them.