Preventing Injuries: At home at play and on the way
Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States. Every year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families change forever. Safe Kids Pennsylvania is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide global network dedicated to keeping kids safe from preventable childhood injury – the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.
Stay Warm This Winter
Although Pennsylvania is not one of America’s five coldest states, the risk of frostbite and hypothermia still exists. Both of these life-threatening conditions are caused by excessive exposure to low temperatures, wind or moisture. To ensure safety in the cold month activities, remember to keep children bundled and limit their outdoor time during severe weather.
- Check the temperature and limit your time outdoors if it’s very cold, wet or windy.
- Bundle up in several layers of loose clothing.
- Wear mittens rather than gloves.
- Cover your ears with a warm hat.
- Wear socks that will keep your feet warm and dry.
Go to the Winter Seasonal Safety page for more information and safety tips on:
- Playing in the Snow
- Sledding Safety
- Ski and Snowboarding
- Driving in Winter Weather