The Continuing Safety Education Program (CSEP) is designed to provide our au pairs with ongoing training in the area of child safety.
SAFETY CHECKLIST: Household Poisoning Prevention
• Ensure that all medications and household products are locked out of sight and out of reach of kids, even if they are labeled as child-resistant. Child-resistant does not mean child-proof. Items to watch for include cleaners, cosmetics and medicines.
• Always read labels, follow directions and give medicines to kids based on their weights and ages. Only use the dispenser that comes packaged with medications.
• Buy products in child-resistant packaging when available. Always store products in original packaging to avoid confusion.
• Discard old medicine regularly.
• Never create new cleaning solutions by mixing different products designed for other uses. New mixtures could be harmful to kids, and might not be stored in properly labeled or child-resistant containers.
• Avoid taking medicine in front of kids, as they tend to mimic adult actions.
• Never refer to medicine as candy.
• For homes with a residential swimming pool, make sure pool supplies and chemicals are locked out of reach.
• Make sure potentially poisonous plants are kept out of reach.
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 1:43 AM