Emergency action planning for child care centers

Taking the time to develop a written action plan, train staff members, and conduct practice drills can reduce the potential for injuries, lost children, and other incidents during a crisis.

Complacency kills

Those who are complacent are by definition self-satisfied or unconcerned. A great definition of complacency is “self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.”

On your mark, get set, go – play safe!

Poor and inadequate supervision can easily result in summertime accidents involving children at child care facilities.

Vehicle fires

Do you know what to do in the event of a fire involving your vehicle?

Avoiding toy hazards

Tips to avoid toy hazards including toy size, how small a toy can be, and about toy safety.

Bookcases, cubbies and other falling objects

According to CPSC data, unstable and unsecured TVs and large pieces of furniture kill a child every two weeks, on average, in tip-over incidents that are easily preventable.

Use of lights and sirens (L&S) is a medical intervention

The use of lights and sirens has specific risks and benefits. Read about the recommended guidelines for L&S.

Burn prevention when warming bottles

Part one of this two-part series on burn prevention in child care centers will focus on bottle warming and how the practice of warming baby bottles can lead to serious burn injuries to children.

Lease agreements: triple net lease

A triple net lease requires the tenant of the leased property to pay monthly rent as well as property taxes, property insurance, and to perform regular building maintenance.

What to consider when choosing a gym location

When contemplating opening a new health club or specialty workout studio, location is an important factor to consider.