Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Toxic Chemicals, Household Items, and Children … How Best to Childproof?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Every so often, West Bend Insurance sends out a notice/reminder, often prompted by one of their loss prevention reps. In a recent email, they sent an important reminder about toxic chemicals within a child care situation. Of course, these reminders are also useful to parents of young children. In the email, they tell of a…Read More

Heat Stroke Safety and Prevention

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

We are well within the dog days of summer, some of the hottest days of the year. Days filled with being outside, playing in pools/sprinklers, and eating ice cream. But heat stroke is a real threat, especially for the young and elderly. Sadly, we hear all too often of a small child dying in a…Read More

Lightening and Storm Safety/Education

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

According to the National Weather Service, lightening kills an average of 47 people per year. Lightening strikes the United States about 25 million times per year, so the percentage of deaths really is small. But still, there are precautions you can take to keep yourself safe. Many of these tips are from the National Weather…Read More

Personal Toys in a Child Care Setting

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Do you allow children to bring personal items into your child care setting? Many allow nap-time essentials like loveys, stuffed animals, and blankets. But what about personal books? Electronics? Toys/trucks? Aside from lost personal belongings, what are the possible negative consequences of allowing personal items? West Bend’s “Culture of Safety” blog discusses this topic, and…Read More

How to Spot a Phishing Attack

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Even if you’re pretty computer/internet savvy, it never hurts to have a reminder of things you should look for to minimize the likelihood you fall victim. This video from CMIT Solutions gives you tips for spotting a phishing attack.

Ways to Keep Children Safe This Summer

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Whether you are a mom, dad, or other care provider, you know that kids get hurt. From the common bumps and boo boos to the more serious stitches and broken bones, kids are bound to get injured. Of course, you can’t wrap them in bubble wrap. It’s important to their development that they play an…Read More

Storing Milk in Infant Classrooms

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Working in a childcare center or school can be hectic. You have many balls to keep in the air while keeping all of the kiddos safe and happy! Those who work in an infant room know there are extra details to keep track of. Each baby has his/her own sleeping and feeding schedule … in…Read More

Preparing for a Tornado

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The majority of tornadoes hit an area of the USA called “tornado alley”. But according to an article from Property Casulaty 360, “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has documented these devastating storms in every state in America and on every continent in the world, excluding Antarctica. (Even so, Antarctica isn’t immune, either.)” So…Read More

A Guide to Safe Field Trips

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Field trips are often the highlight for child care kids. For child care providers, it can be equal parts fun and stressful. But there are ways to minimize the stress levels, as listed in this article from West Bend. Click through to read the tips, including: Go to the field trip site beforehand without the…Read More

Using Caution When Downloading a Mobile App

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to steal personal and financial information (especially credit cards). The app store is just another way for them to secure this information. Many of them use words to make the download-user feel like they are making a secure choice. They also create fake versions of apps for…Read More

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