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Child Care Instruction

Programs that provide training for individuals who want to become qualified as occasional baby sitters or child care professionals, and who need information regarding rules, regulations, accepted practices and available resources.

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Fire Prevention Information

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to protect homes, businesses and property from the threat of fire. Fire prevention programs provide information about faulty wiring and other electrical hazards, kitchen fires, smoking risks, child-related fire safety, flammable materials storage, brush clearance, fire retardant building materials and ground cover, techniques for fighting a fire until the fire agency arrives (first aid firefighting) and other similar topics. Included are programs that inspect the homes of individual citizens and give them a report which recommends ways to protect their property as well as those that deal with fire safety in a more general way.

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General Safety Education

Programs that provide information about a wide variety of accident prevention and other safety topics rather than specializing in a particular safety-related area.

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Household Safety Programs

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the hazards that make homes and apartments and their associated yards unsafe and the measures that people can take to eliminate residential safety problems. Topics may include the safe storage of medication, cleaning products and poisons; the safe handling of appliances and yard care equipment; indoor air pollution; measures to take to prevent falls; and child-related home safety.

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Internet Safety Education

Programs that are designed to make the public aware of the steps that people, especially parents, can take to assure the safety and well-being of their children when they use the Internet. The programs generally provide information about the educational benefits of the Internet; discuss child friendly search engines and service providers; introduce participants to filtering software and other technological solutions that can supplement adult supervision; and warn parents about violent or pornographic websites, unsolicited e-mail, and the dangers of pedophiles, abusers, and other menacing individuals lurking in Internet chat rooms. All Internet safety programs stress the cardinal rule that children/adolescents should never give out personal information, send their picture to people they meet on the Internet or agree to meet strangers in person, however benign they appear to be.

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Personal Safety Education

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their personal safety while engaging in specific activities that may put them at risk of accident or injury.

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Traffic Safety Education/Inspections

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their own safety and that of others while driving or riding as passengers in motor vehicles, riding bicycles, roller skating, skateboarding, or walking as pedestrians in traffic; or which conduct inspections of motor vehicles, child passenger safety seats or other related equipment to assure driver and passenger safety.

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Water Safety Education

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their safety while engaging in recreation in, on or around the water.

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Workplace Safety Education

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to improve safety in the settings in which people work. Topics may include slips and falls, ladder safety, ergonomics, lifting and carrying, tool and equipment safety, personal protective equipment, vehicle safety, hazardous chemicals, electrical safety, stress, workplace violence, and safety issues such as hearing preservation programs and working safely in confined spaces that may relate to a particular industry or workplace environment.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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