Housing and Safety

Adapting Your Home for More Accessible Living
This fact sheet suggests ways to make the home environment safer and more convenient for people with loss of strength, flexibility, dexterity, sight or hearing.

Assistive Devices for the Home
There are many simple, inexpensive devices that can make daily activities easier and safer for the elderly and those who have physical disabilities. This publication suggests products for living and sleeping areas, the kitchen and bathrooms.

ATV Safety
Riding ATV’s can be safe and enjoyable if the operator is properly trained and practices good judgement to avoid unnecessary risks. Study these important safety guidelines.

Bicycle Safety
Learn tips for parents and safety rules to teach children in order to prevent bicycle related injuries and accidents.

Car Pools and The Buckle Rule
One child; one belt. No matter how long or short the trip, make sure children are properly secured.

Cleaning Up the Office Refrigerator
Many offices find it helpful to have an office refrigerator policy. This fact sheet gives you important information about how to keep food safely refrigerated and how to work with coworkers to develop an office refrigerator policy.

Controlling Mold Growth in the Home
Learn how to identify a mold problem and the steps to take to clean, disinfect and dry the moldy area.

Designing Homes for Function and Safety
Learn the principles of Universal Housing Design – the design of home environments to be as usable as possible by people of all ages and physical abilities.

First Aid and Me
Basic first aid is very important! Learn the 5 steps to follow in an emergency and simple first aid for cuts; nose bleeds; bites and stings; and, choking.

First Aid in My Home
Equip your medicine cabinet with this list of basic first aid items.

Grandparents & Child Safety Seats
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for small children. Learn how to correctly install and use car seats – also called child safety seats.

Handling Food and Drinks when Losing Power
Charts are provided giving you details of what foods are safe to eat from the freezer and refrigerator when a power loss has occurred.

Home Safety Checklist
Use this checklist to make your home safer for you and your children. Learn changes you can make in your home to prevents accidents and injuries, particularly childhood accidents.

How to Select a Termite Control Service
Tips on how to choose a termite control service and what control options are available for homeowners.

Insect Repellent
Picking the right insect repellent could protect your health! Learn how to use insect repellents safely.

Kitchen Food Safety: Bags, Bottles & Beyond
When you think of kitchen food safety, these seven unsafe practices may not come to mind. Learn why you should not use non-food grade materials for cooking and food storage. Also learn the dangers of reusing one-time-use items

Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicles
A car becomes an oven – when it is 93 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car reaches 125 degrees after 20 minutes. You wouldn’t leave chocolate in your car, why leave a child?

Mold: An Indoor Air Pollutant
This informative publication explains how to inspect your home for mold; how to remove it; and, how to reduce and control mold growth.

Older Adult Wellness: Prevent Falls
Learn the factors that contribute to falls and conditions to help prevent them from occuring.

Planning Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the most popular area for the family to gather. It is also the area where more work goes on the prepare meals. It is important that you plan for efficient work space and kitchen activities.

Reducing Indoor Air Pollutants
Indoor air is often more contaminated than outdoor air. Learn ways to reduce airborne particles in homes by using effective cleaning methods.

Roller Blading Safety
Roller blading is a recreational and competitive sport. As in any sport, roller blading can be dangerous. Learn about the right safety equipment needed to prevent injury.

Safety in the Bathroom for Older Adults
Home bathrooms often need added features if an elderly person wants to stay at home and remain independent. Ensuring bathroom access and safety may require room adaptations.

School Bus Safety
Avoid school bus related injuries by observing school bus rules when driving. Also teach school children to follow school bus safety rules.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Home
Learn about the hidden dangers in your home that can affect your child’s health. Understand how to make your house a healthy home.

The ABC’s on Child Safety Seats
Learn about A – Air Bag Safety; B – Buckle Everyone; and, C – Children in Back in order to put the best practices in place when traveling with children.

Toxic Mold or Ordinary Mildew? Is It Serious?
Not all molds are created equal. Learn the differences between good and bad molds – then how to control moisture to prevent mold growth.

Water Conservation Checklist for the Home
Modifying water use in the home can reduce water waste and save energy and money. This publication explains how to conserve water around the home.

Your Actions Can Help Protect Our Drinking Water
Your actions in and around your home can protect the safety and quality of your drinking water. Learn the guidelines for handling hazardous household products.

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