Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Dangers of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars on Sweltering Summer Days

With the hot temperatures rising this summer, we want to make sure families know  about the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars, even for a minute. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a… Read more »

Memorial Day Traveling – Tips to Stay Safe

Memorial Day marks the unofficial opening of the summer travel season. There will be many more vehicles on the road and more people as families embark on vacations and road trips. Please keep these important safety tips in mind so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Seatbelts are to be buckled on everyone… Read more »

Injury is not an Accident

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC commends and stands with Nationwide Insurance Company and its commercial during the Super Bowl to raise awareness and start a conversation about the number one cause of death and disability to our nation’s children: injury. We respect their choice to put this… Read more »

2014 International Walk to School Day

Safe Kids Allegheny County, of which Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the lead agency, joined local school children, and FedEx volunteers on Oct. 8  to raise awareness about child pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. Kids from Avalon Elementary School and Bellevue Elementary School in the Pittsburgh area participated in this year’s… Read more »

Bus Safety Tips as New School Year Gets Under Way

By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC As summer vacation has ended, we want to make sure families and drivers are cautious about kids riding the bus to and from school. School buses are one of the safest forms of transportation, and it should be known that children are much… Read more »