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PROMOTE HEALTH & WELLNESS KEEP YOUNG CHILDREN SAFE
FROM WHERE YOU WORK POISONING ? Put the poison control number, 1-800-222-1222, on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer every home phone and save it on your cell phone. five ―toolkits‖ as part of their ―Healthier Worksite ? Keep all drugs in childproof medicine cabinets that Initiative.‖ They include: young children cannot reach. ? General Workforce Health Promotion ? Turn on a light when you prepare medicines for ? Nutritious Eating children so that you know you have the correct amount of the right medicine. ? Physical Activity ? Avoid taking medicine in front of children because ? Preventive Health Screenings they often copy adults. ? Healthy Choices ? Never call medicine ―candy.‖ ? Be aware of any drugs that guests may bring into With these toolkits you can encourage employees to your home. Do not let guests leave drugs where use the stairs, measure the ―walkability‖ of your children can find them (in a pillbox, purse, etc.). building and location, plan an employee health fair,
establish discounts for employees at health clubs, ? Never leave children alone with household plus much more. products or drugs. If you have to do something else, such as answer the phone, take any young All are available on their children with you. website at:
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YOUR COMPANY’S NAME What to do if a poisoning occurs
1. Remain calm ? Your Company’s Info 2. Call 911 if you have a poison emergency and the
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