Posts Tagged ‘safety’

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

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

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

Some Simple Reminders to Make Your Home Safer

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Property Casualty 360 created a list of some simple tasks you can do to keep your home safe, decrease a chance of a costly claim, and increase your peace of mind. Many of these tips can apply to both homeowners and renters. So be sure to read the list for specifics! Items listed include: Check…Read More

Safety Considerations for a Summer Favorite … Parks and Outdoor Play Things.

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Here in Minnesota, we really take advantage of beautiful outdoor weather. If it’s warm and sunny outside, you will see people outside in masses! This applies to parks and backyard swing sets. After a winter cooped up inside with little ones, we take them outside to get their wiggles out. Depending on your children’s ages,…Read More

Safety Guide for Volunteer Coaches

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Summer … a time to be outside, active, and free! Many children play summer sports, including young kids in recreation leagues. Many of these recreation league coaches are volunteers, often a parent of one of the athletes. Usually, these parents have some knowledge of the sport, but not of coaching specifically. Sometimes, there is very…Read More

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