Safety Resource Center

Tornado Safety

Understanding Tornadoes

Creating a Tornado Survival Kit
Introduction to Tornadoes
Measuring the Strength of a Tornado
Oklahoma Tornadoes: Why So Many?
The Aftermath of a Tornado
What is a Tornado?
Where is Tornado Alley?

Taking Shelter

Developing a Family Emergency Plan
Lightning Safety Tips
Safest Places to Be During a Tornado
Safety in Malls and Auditoriums
Safety Plans: Public Places

Predicting Tornadoes

Historical View of Predicting Tornadoes
Keep An Eye on the Weather
Tornado Season
Tornado Watches and Warnings
Warning Signs that a Tornado May Develop

Safe Rooms and Storm Shelters

Construction Materials and Methods for Withstanding Tornadoes
How "Safe" Are Safe Rooms?
Safe Rooms: Construction Standards
Safe Rooms: Costs and Financing

Avoiding Childhood Injuries

Keeping Kids Safe...At Home

Anti-Scald Devices
Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector
Childproofing Your Home
Cordless Phones
Corner and Edge Bumpers
Door Knob Covers and Door Locks
Door Stops and Door Holders
Keeping All Living Areas of Your Home Safe
Lead and Iron Poisoning
Listeriosis and Food Safety Tips
Outlet Covers and Outlet Plates
Poison-Proofing your Home
Preventing Childhood Poisoning
Safety Checklist: If You Have a Baby in Your Home
Safety Checklist: In the Bathroom
Safety Checklist: In the Bedroom
Safety Checklist: In the Kitchen
Safety Gates
Safety Latches and Locks
Signs of Poisoning
Smoke Detectors
Window Blind Cord Safety Tassels
Window Guards and Safety Netting

Keeping Kids Safe...From Fire

Fire Safety Tips: Avoiding Fire Hazards Associated with Mattresses and Bedding
Fire Safety Tips: Avoiding Fire Hazards Associated with Upholstered Furniture
Fire Safety Tips: Early Warning System
Fire Safety Tips: Fire Hazards and Clothing
Fire Safety Tips: Safely Storing Flammable Liquids
Fire Safety Tips: Using Cooking Equipment Safely
Fire Safety Tips: Using Portable Electric Heaters
Fire Safety Tips: Your Escape Plan

Keeping Kids Safe...On the School Bus

Drawstrings and Backpacks Safety Hazards
Keeping School Bus Passengers Safe
Laws Regarding School Buses and Bus Stops
Parent Tips - Keeping Children Safe on the Bus

Keeping Kids Safe...Outdoors

Bike Safety Statistics and Rules
Carrying Your Child Safely on a Bicycle
Finding the Right Sized Bike
Making Kid-Friendly Streets
Pedestrian Friendly Neighborhoods
Preventing Playground Injuries
Rules for Safe Street Crossing
Safety Tips for Bicycle Riders
Selecting a Bike Helmet
Traffic Safety for K-3
Traffic Safety for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Flu

Flu Facts
Myths and Misconceptions About the Flu
Antiviral Drugs and the Flu
Diagnosing the Flu
Flu - Overview
Flu and Pregnancy
Flu vs. Cold
Signs and Symptoms
The Flu Shot
Travelers and the Flu
Treating the Flu
What to Do When You Can't Get a Flu Shot
Who's at Risk?

H1N1 Influenza

H1N1: Overview
How is H1N1 Different from Seasonal Flu?
Is There an H1N1 Vaccine?
What are the Symptoms of H1N1 flu?
What is H1N1 Flu?

Flood Safety

Driving in Flood Conditions

Holiday Safety

Children and the Holidays
Christmas Tree Safety
Food Handling
Food Safety
Lighting Safety
Overeating
Sharing the Holiday Spirit
Shopping
Stress -- Coping with the Holidays
Toy Safety
Traveling by Air
Traveling by Auto
Defining Depression
Depression -- What are the Signs
Drepression -- Helping Someone Who's Depressed
Halloween Safety Tips
Treating Depression
Traveling

First Aid

Basic First Aid Guidelines
Burns
Chest Pain
Choking
Injuries That Involve Bleeding
Injuries That Involve Broken Bones
Not Breathing, No Pulse
Preparing for An Emergency
Seizures/Convulsions
Unconsciousness

Summer Safety

Sun & Heat

Dehydration
Heat Cramps
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Index Calculator
Heat Rash
Heat Stroke
Heat Syncope
Local Resources
Skin Cancer - Facts and Statistics
Sunburn
Tanning or Burning
Tips for Protecting Yourself from the Summer Heat
Understanding Ultraviolet Rays
What Causes Heat-Related Illnesses
What Kind of Clothes Should I Wear?
What You Need to Know About Sunscreens
Who is At Risk for a Heat-Related Illness?
Working in the Heat

Water Safety

Avoiding Injury on Personal Watercrafts
Children and Water
Keeping Your Home Pool Safe
Learn to Swim
Rescuing a Drowning Victim
Safe Boating
Safe from the Sun on the Water
Snorkeling
Staying Safe at Waterparks
Tubing and Rafting
Water Skiing

Camping

Cooking Safely
Driving an RV
Family Pets and Camping Don't Mix
First Aid Kit for Camping
Getting There is Half the Fun
Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
Practice Camping Before You Go For Real
Selecting a Destination
What Do You Really Know About Camping?
What Do You Really Need on a Camping Trip?

Choosing A Summer Camp

Handling Homesickness
Picking a Resident Camp
Selecting a Day Camp
What Type of Camp is Best?

Outdoors

Bike Safety
Food-Bourne Illnesses
Home Playground Equipment Safety
Inline Skates and Skate Boards
Picnic Tips
Public Playground Safety
Safety in Baseball and Softball
Safety in Soccer
Selecting an Outdoor Sport for Your Child
Staying Safe on Scooters

Garden & Lawn

Call Before You Dig
Controlling Pests in Your Garden
Dealing With Thorns
Make Gardening a Pleasure -- Not a Pain
Mowing Safety Tips
Pesticides
Safety in the Garden
Toxic Plants

Insect Bites & Stings

Allergic Reactions
Keeping Bugs Away
The Difference Between a "Bite" and a "Sting"
Tick-Bourne Illnesses

Fire Hazards

Charcoal Grills
Gas Grills
Handling Fire Works Safely

Safety in Your Home

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Disposing of Leftover Paint
Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars
Poisons in Your House
Preventing Poisoning
Protecting Yourself From Natural Gas
Staying Home Alone
Syrup of Ipecac

Media Center

Press Releases

Thousands of bears finding their way to Tulsa from Midwest City High School and Oklahoma City Barons hockey franchise

Car Seat Safety

Air Bags
Choosing the Right Car Seat
Choosing the Right Car Seat for Your Older Child
Choosing the Right Car Seat for Your Toddler
How Safety Seats Work
Installation Help
Keeping Your Child Buckled Up
Mistakes Parents Often Make
Quick Check
Reporting Problems with Car Seats
Safety Seat Laws
Safety Seat Recalls
Tips for Choosing an Infant Seat
Types of Car Seats

Cardiac Arrest

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
CPR -- Where to Learn?
How Can Cardiac Arrest be Prevented?
How is Cardiac Arrest Treated?
Warning Signs of Cardiac Arrest
What is Cardiac Arrest?
Who is at Risk of Cardiac Arrest?

Senior Safety

Falls and Injuries

Avoid Becoming a "Fall Statistic"
Falls and Injuries
Personal Emergency Response Systems
Preventing Falls Going From Bed to Bathroom
Preventing Falls in the Bathroom
Preventing Falls in the Kitchen
Preventing Falls in the Living Room

Taking Care of Yourself

A Checklist for Communicating with Your Doctor
Avoiding Risks with Over the Counter Drugs
Can Loneliness Make You Sick
Counteracting Loneliness
Depression Due to Life Events
Flu Symptoms
Following Medication Instructions
Is it Alzheimer's Disease or Just Forgetfulness?
Is This Flu or Pneumonia
Medications in the Hospital
Minimizing Risks from Medications
Other Precautions in Avoiding Medication Risks
Pneumonia
Prescription Information
Preventing Medicine Misuse
Proper Storage of Medications
Recognizing Serious or Clinical Depression
When Home Isn't the Best Place to Live
When to Get Medical Assistance Immediately

Staying Safe in Your Home

General Areas Safety Checklist
Avoiding Cons, Schemes & Frauds
Basement/Garage/Workshop Safety Checklist
Bath Safety Checklist
Bedroom Safety Checklist
Don't Become a Crime Victim in Your Own Home
IF YOU MUST CALL 9-1-1
Kitchen Safety Checklist
Minor Home Modifications and Repairs
Service & Delivery People
Stair Safety Checklist
Strangers at Your Door

Staying Safe Outside Your Home

Using Public Transportation
Walking Alone

Car and Driver Safety

Ensuring Your Vehicle's Safety
Good Habits Extend Safe Driving Abilities
Safety in an Emergency
Should YOU Be Driving
Staying Safe - Driving in Town
Staying Safe - On Road Trips

Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide Concerns
Develop a Fire Escape Plan and Practice it
Fire Extinguishers
Heating Equipment Safety Checklist
Precautions Against Fire
Smoke Alarms

Elder Abuse

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Abuse
What is Elder Abuse?

Healthy Eating

Cholesterol Concerns
Food Safety - Avoiding Food Poisoning
Nutritional Needs for Seniors
Reading and Understanding Nutrition Labels
Recognizing Signs of Food Poisoning

Senior Fitness

Beginning an Exercise Program
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise Safety Tips
Fitness Facts
Lifestyle Activities
Tips for Starting a Walking Program
Types of Exercises
Walking Correctly
Your Doctor Can Recommend an Exercise Program

Staying Safe in the Cold

Avoiding Falls on the Ice
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Cold Weather Safety Overview
Dressing for Winter Weather
Driving in Winter Weather
Exercising in the Cold
Fireplace and Woodburning Stoves
Heating System -- Preparing for Winter
How to Treat Frostbite
Hypothermia
Important Winter Weather Terms
Over Exertion
Preparing Your Car for Winter
Road Reports
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Smoke Detectors
Space Heaters
Weathering an Emergency in Your Car
Weathering the High Cost of Heating Your Home
Wind Chill
Working in the Cold

Poison Prevention

Contacting Poison Control

Poison Control Contact Information

Poison Proofing Your Home

Adults Get Poisoned Too
Buy Child-Resistant Packaging
Common Household Products That are Poisonous
Household Plants that are Poisonous
Install Child Locks
Keep Alcohol Out of Children's Reach
Keep Poison Locked Up
Look Alike Products
Making Your Home Poison Proof
Most Poisonings Happen to Children Under 5
Nicotine
Safety with Arts and Crafts
Store Products in Original Containers
Things You May Not Have Considered
What's in the Bag?

Signs of Poisoning

Activated Charcoal
I'm Not Sure Whether or Not a Product is Harmful if Ingested
Signs a Poisoning May Have Occurred
Syrup of Ipecac
What Should You Do if You Suspect a Poisoning?

Poisons Outside

Insects and Other Crawly Things That Bite
Pesticides
Products in Your Garage
Refrigerators in Your Garage
Your Car

Medications

Drug Interaction
Get the Right Dose
Keep Medications in a Safe Place
Keep the Lights On
Medication Guide for Seniors
Medicine that Has Been Tampered With
Over the Counter Medicines
Preventing Poisoning by Iron-Containing Medicine
Read the Medicine Label
Storing Medication
What's In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Teach Your Children

Medicine is Not Candy
Not in Your Mouth
Protecting Kids from Pesticide Poisoning
What is a Poison?

Poison Prevention for Babysitters

Babysitter Checklist
Information You Should Have
Poisons That May Be in the Home
Prevention is Key
What Do I Do If I Suspect Poisoning?

Poison Prevention for Grandparents

Preparing For Your Elderly Parents
Preparing For Your Grandchild's Visit
Protecting Grandchildren From Poisoning in Your Home

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

CO Detectors
If You Suspect CO Poisoning or the CO Alarm Sounds
What are the Signs and Symptoms of CO Poisoning?
What Can be Done to Prevent CO Poisoning?
What CO Level is Dangerous to Your Health?
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Who is Susceptible to CO Poisoning?

Food Poisoning

Away From Home
Don't Cross Contaminate
Preventing Food Poisoning
Ready to Eat Foods
Types of Food-Borne Illnesses
Wash Your Hands
What is food poisoning?
What To Do If You Suspect Food Poisoning
When To See a Physician

Lead Poisoning

National Lead Information Center
Treatment of Lead Poisoning
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning?
What Can Be Done to Prevent Lead Poisoning?
What is Lead Poisoning?
What to Do If You Suspect Lead Poisoning
Who is Susceptible to Lead Poisoning?

Preventing Pet Poisoning

Common Household Items that are Harmful to Animals
Contacting Animal Poison Control Center
Food That Could Hurt Your Pet
Plants that are Toxic to Your Pets
Preventing Your Pet from Being Poisoned
Symptoms Your Pet May be Poisoned
Types of Poisoning that Affect Your Pets

Impaired Driving

Alcohol Impaired Drivers

Alcohol and Your Health
Do You have a Drinking Problem?
How is Blood Alcohol Concentration Determined?
How Much is Too Much?
Penalties for Driving Drunk
The Legal Limit
What Constitutes a drink?
What's the Difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism?
Who is the Impaired Driver?

Underage Drinking

Binge Drinking
Binge Drinking and Alcohol Poisoning
Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges
Choosing a College
Discussing the Penalties for DWI/DUI with your Teen
Drinking and College Students
Encourage Anti-drinking Attitudes
Facing an Alcohol Crisis
Profile of a Binge Drinker
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
Signs that may indicate Youth Alcohol Abuse
Talking to Your Teen About Drinking
Teenage Drinking
What Can Parents of College Students Do?

Drug Impaired Drivers

How do Drugs Affect Driving?
Some Facts About Club Drugs
Talking to Your Kids About Drugs

Other Impaired Drivers

Cell Phones and Driving
Distracted Drivers
Drowsy Drivers

What Can You Do?

Be a Responsible Host
Designated Drivers
Hosting a Teen's Party
Intervening
Keeping the Holidays Safe
Protecting Yourself From Impaired Drivers
Recognizing Impaired Drivers
When the Party's Over
When Your Teen is a Party Guest