10 Actions to Create a Culture of Safety

Full Description: 

This tool, targeted toward parents of young children and the Head Start program staff who support them, introduces 10 actions that adults and programs should take to create a culture of safety, and then goes into detail about each of the suggested actions.

As this tool states, "Unexpected or unintended injuries are the primary cause of fatalities for children from the ages of 1 to 5 years.Yet, efforts that seek to prevent injuries work! Examples include smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, childproof medication containers, and child passenger safety seats. Like these examples, coordinating and integrating basic actions into program activities can keep children safe."

Programs can use this tool to:

  • Introduce safety and injury prevention strategies to new managers and reinforce them for existing staff and families
  • Assess hazards and plan actions that will strengthen the culture of safety in their program
  • Find resources to learn more about each action 


EDC Staff of the Head Start National Center on Health

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25 pp.
cover of tool