Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention

As the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside, we also see an increase in the numbers of children (and adults) being bitten by dogs. The numbers begin increasing in March and the highest levels are seen in June, July and August. In 2013-14, there were 2,522 dog bites reported to the Allegheny… Read more »

Making Your Home Safe for the Entire Family

It’s National Poison Prevention Week, so the team at the Pittsburgh Poison Center wanted to pass along some more easy tips on making your home safe for the entire family. Many types of medication packages are billed as “child-proof,” including pharmacy prescription lids. While these bottles and blister packs may be “child-resistant” and act as a… Read more »

Is Your TV Ready for the Big Game?

Safety experts mark February 6 as National TV Safety Day This statistic is both alarming and preventative: every three weeks in the United States, a child dies from a TV tipping over. Children under age 5 account for the majority of TV tip-over injuries and about 47 percent of TV and furniture tip-over incidents happen… Read more »

Kohl’s Donates to Kohl’s Hard Heads Helmet Program

The Boyce Park Ski Area Snowfest was a beautiful success on a sunny, breezy day in January! The Injury Prevention Department provided more than 250 ski helmets last weekend (including fitting and education) to kids enjoying lots of winter sports. Kohl’s Cares representative, Gary Wingert, presented  a check for $177,286.00 to support the Kohl’s Hard… Read more »

Happy Holidays! Remember to Stay Safe!

Happy Holidays! This is such a wonderful time of the year for family, friends, and celebration – and even a little chaos. Try to keep a few safety tips in mind so the fun never has to stop because of an injury. Enjoy the season and remember to breathe (deep and slowly), laugh, and make… Read more »