Continuing Safety Education Program – Unit 3: Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

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

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