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Heat Emergency in Boston
Mayor Wu declared a heat emergency in the City through Thursday, June 20.
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Injury Prevention Program

Preventing unintentional injuries in Boston residents of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, and economic statuses.

The Boston Public Health Commission's  (BPHC) Injury Prevention program takes a full life-span approach, with a focus on children, older adults, and the underserved residents of Boston. We aim to prevent unintentional injuries in the city through education, awareness, policy, and increased access to safety resources. Some of BPHC's most popular Injury Prevention programs are listed below but they are always working to find new ways to create a safer Boston.

General home safety tips and resources

General home safety tips and resources
  • Secure TVs and furniture to the wall using mounts or anchors to prevent tip-overs
  • Keep furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows
  • Install window guards inside of your home to prevent window falls

Learn more about our Window Fall Prevention program.

  • Keep medicine, vitamins, cosmetics, and chemicals stored up and locked away from children
  • Use cabinet locks to keep children out of areas with harmful items inside
  • Read medication and product labels to learn what may be dangerous to children
  • Dispose of unused or expired medication at a disposal location. Find a disposal location near you here
Additional resources
  • Poison Prevention Infographic

Poison Prevention Infographic

  • Safe Kids Medication Infographic

Safe Kids Medication Infographic

  • Give your child toys appropriate for their age, interest, and ability
  • Be aware of small parts, magnets, and other choking or poisoning hazards on your child’s toys
  • Learn more about toy safety
Additional resources

Toys and Gifts Safety Tips

  • Supervise children around water
  • Never leave a child alone in a tub
  • Close toilet lids, bathroom doors and laundry room doors
  • Use child locks on doors and toilets in your home
  • Teach children how to swim. Enroll children in swim lessons if possible
  • Learn more about water safety
Additional resources

Water Safety Tips

Coalitions & Partners

Coalitions & Partners
Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition
Massachusetts Falls Prevention
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