Topic: Safety Tips

4 Social Media Resolutions for 2017

Posted by Safeco January 9, 2017
Social media is all about sharing, isn’t it? But, it’s important to understand the risks of sharing certain kinds of information, and to know how to restrict access to the information you do share. Read more

Take Care With Your Credit Cards

Posted by Safeco December 22, 2016
The season of giving is in high swing. Use these tips to help keep your credit card information safe while picking up those last-minute gifts. Read more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Posted by Safeco October 27, 2016
Will a porch light deter a burglar or invite him in? It all depends on how you use it. Get tips on your lighting strategy now. Read more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Posted by Safeco September 26, 2016
Various detection devices around your home can help alert you to trouble, such as a fire or a water leak. In this blog, we outline the must-have alarms, as well as other types of home sensors you may want to consider. Read more

Are You Ready for Some Football Safety Tips?

Posted by Safeco September 19, 2016
Here’s your game plan to stay safe, secure and comfortable all the way from kickoff to the final whistle — and beyond! Read more

Go Get ‘Em: 5 Safety Tips for Your Pokémon Go Adventures

Posted by Safeco July 21, 2016
When you’re on the trail of an elusive Pokémon, keep these tips in mind to help keep your gameplay safe. Read more

10 Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

Posted by Safeco July 7, 2016
Swimming and summer are a perfect combination, but make sure to include safety, too. These 10 swimming safety tips will help. Read more

7 Travel Tips for Your Money and Identity

Posted by Safeco June 20, 2016
You’ve got no room in your travel plans for theft or identity fraud, so use these tips to help you steer clear of danger. Read more

Power Tools: Drill These Safety Tips Into Your Mind

Posted by Safeco June 13, 2016
You’re making a list of summer projects, and you’ve got your power tools on charge. But, before you fire up that drill or saw, review these safety tips to help ensure things don’t get out of hand. Read more

Toys and Treats: Your Pets Deserve the Best

Posted by Safeco June 6, 2016
There’s nothing like seeing your pet’s excitement at the prospect of a new toy or a tasty treat. But, not everything you find on the shelf at your local pet store is safe for your furry friend. Check out these tips to help you select what may be best for your pets. Read more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Posted by Safeco June 2, 2016
Nothing says summer like spending a day – or several – splashing around at a water park or chasing big thrills at an amusement park. These tips will help you do so safely. Read more

Disaster Planning for Pet Owners

Posted by Safeco April 25, 2016
Your pets aren’t like family. They are family. So, if a disaster were to strike in your area, of course you’d want to do everything you could to keep them safe. These emergency preparedness and response tips will help. Read more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

Posted by Safeco April 14, 2016
Different types of fires call for different fire extinguishers. So, which type of extinguisher should you keep at home? This blog offers some helpful guidelines for selecting a fire extinguisher, as well as using and maintaining it. Read more

Get on Track With Garage Door Safety

Posted by Safeco March 24, 2016
Your home’s garage doors are surprisingly powerful, but light and easy to operate when they are properly maintained. Learn these simple safety rules and inspection guidelines to help keep everything on track. Read more

After the Storm, Is Your Food Still Safe?

Posted by Safeco March 14, 2016
A lot can go wrong both during and after a storm, including getting sick off spoiled food. These tips will help you avoid that fate. Read more

Sail Away Safely: 5 Keys to a Successful Cruise

Posted by Safeco March 10, 2016
Cruise ships can offer a welcome respite from the cold, gray winter. But, having fun doesn’t mean you have to make yourself vulnerable to injury or theft. Follow these five tips for safe and smooth sailing. Read more

5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Posted by Safeco February 18, 2016
Because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, it can lead to dangerous situations quick. Learn five easy ways to help protect yourself and your family, both at home and in the car. Read more

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

Posted by Safeco February 8, 2016
While you’re crunching numbers hoping to get some money back, an identity thief may be filing a fraudulent tax return in your name – and collecting your refund. Help keep theft at bay with these tax-time tips. Read more

10 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Safeco February 1, 2016
Learn some easy steps you can take to help protect your identity. Because the only person who should enjoy the benefits of being you is you. Read more

Have Guns in Your House? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Posted by Safeco January 25, 2016
No matter if you have a single gun or you’re a bona fide collector, these safety precautions can help ensure your firearms don’t fall into the wrong hands. Read more

What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Posted by Safeco January 14, 2016
Slide off the road? Get caught in a pile-up? The worse the weather gets, the more treacherous the driving becomes. We hope you’re not involved in any accidents this winter, but, if you are, here’s how to stay safety-minded afterward. Read more

Keep Your Drone In the Sky – and Out of Trouble

Posted by Safeco January 11, 2016
Drones may be fun to fly, but they’re also Unmanned Aircraft Systems regulated by the FAA. So, you need to think about where and how you’re flying every time you fly. These five drone operation tips will help. Read more

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires

Posted by Safeco December 10, 2015
Keep things merry and bright, not alight, with these nine tips on Christmas tree fire safety. Read more

10 Pet Safety Tips for Winter

Posted by Safeco December 7, 2015
Whether your furry friends dive head first into the snow or turn tail and run back inside, these tips will help all of you enjoy the season safely. Read more

Using a Portable Heater: Keep It Cozy, Keep It Safe

Posted by Safeco December 3, 2015
Space heaters may be widely used these days, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous. Learn some important precautions you can take to stay safe while you stay warm. Read more

Making Tracks in the Snow, Safely

Posted by Safeco November 30, 2015
Bring on the powder – it’s snowmobile season, or it will be soon, anyway. Use these tips to stay safe on your outings this winter so you can enjoy curling up by the fire when you get back home. Read more

6 Dos and Don’ts for Driving on Snow and Ice

Posted by Safeco November 23, 2015
When the weather outside is frightful, driving conditions are anything but delightful. Use these winter driving tips to help avoid the ditch and stay safely on the road. Read more

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Posted by Safeco November 16, 2015
Secure your home before you go so you can relax more and worry less during your holiday jaunt. Don’t worry, these home security tips won’t break the bank. Read more

6 Tips for a Merry (and Safe) Holiday Road Trip

Posted by Safeco November 12, 2015
Going to grandma’s house – and beyond – this holiday season? These six tips will help you arrive for the celebration and get back home safely. Read more

Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

Posted by Safeco November 5, 2015
Before you head into the Black Friday fray, take a look at these safety tips. Because your safety and sanity are worth more than any deal you may score. Read more

How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Posted by Safeco October 29, 2015
Your chances of hitting a deer, a moose or another wild (and large!) animal on the road increase during mating and migration season in the fall and winter. Learn a few tips that may help you avoid an animal-vehicle collision, plus what to do if you just can’t. Read more

Do Your Part to Help Keep Halloween Safe and Happy

Posted by Safeco October 12, 2015
Be sure you’re ready for the ghouls and goblins to descend upon your street. These Halloween safety tips will help. Read more

The Car Seat Conundrum: Which Is Right for Your Child?

Posted by Safeco September 17, 2015
There’s a lot riding on the proper fit and installation of a car seat: your child’s safety. With these tips, you can start to understand what may be right for your child right now. Read more

Before Baby Comes Home, Take These Safety Precautions

Posted by Safeco September 14, 2015
You’re getting ready for baby. So, how’s your home looking? These tips will help you check for hazards and make some important safety updates – all so you can focus on your new bundle of joy once baby arrives. Read more

Help Keep Your Kids Safe, Even When You're Not Around

Posted by Safeco September 10, 2015
Your kids want to be more independent. You want them to be safe. With these tips, you can start to find the right balance for your family. Read more

Teach Your Young Scholars the Basics of School Bus Safety

Posted by Safeco August 24, 2015
Schools across the country are already back in session. And, as students – and parents – start settling into the new school year, it’s a good time to review some safety tips for catching, riding and exiting that big yellow bus. Read more

Play Hard, Not Hurt: Safety Tips for School Sports

Posted by Safeco July 28, 2015
With the arrival of the new school year comes the return of school sports. Whether your young athletes are hitting the field or the trails, the court or the course, take a moment to review these school sports safety tips – they may just help your champions thrive. Read more

7 Steps for Safer Scootering

Posted by Safeco July 23, 2015
They may be a fashionable way to travel, but motor scooters can be dangerous, too. After all, scooters typically share the road with vehicles that are much, much larger than than them. If you’re an aficionado, these safety tips are for you – don’t worry, they won’t cramp your style. Read more

Keep Your Campsite — and Your Gear — Secure

Posted by Safeco July 13, 2015
Today, we’re more connected than ever. And, not just when we’re at home or in the office but when we’re camping, too. Which brings up a little problem: How do we secure our electronics and gadgets when we’re out in the wild? Don’t worry, these tips will help. Read more

How to Organize a Neighborhood Watch

Posted by Safeco July 2, 2015
A neighborhood watch group is a great way to bring your neighbors together with local law enforcement to make a difference in your community. How big a difference all depends on how big an effort you put in. So, here are some tips to help you get started – and keep going – on the right foot. Read more

10 Lightning Myths Debunked

Posted by Safeco June 25, 2015
You may think you know how to stay safe in a lightning storm. But, much of what you’ve heard may merely be myth. Take a look at these debunked lightning myths so you have a better idea of what to do the next time it strikes. Read more

How to Hang in There When the Lights Go Out

Posted by Safeco June 22, 2015
For those times when you’re in the dark, allow us to shed some light on how to stay safe in a power outage. By knowing how to respond when the power goes out, there’ll be no need for the panic to set in. Read more

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Posted by Safeco June 15, 2015
Independence Day – it’s one of the most festive days of the year, and it’s almost here. No matter what type of celebration you have in the works, we have plenty of tips to help you enjoy the holiday the safe way. Read more

6 ATV Safety Tips for Your Summer Adventures

Posted by Safeco June 11, 2015
There’s nothing like warm weather to get ATV-ers out for a ride. So, before you head out to your favorite riding area, review these ATV safety tips to help ensure you’re ready for the fun ahead. Read more

Make It a Point to Get Outside With Your Family

Posted by Safeco June 1, 2015
Grab the sunscreen! Saturday, June 13 is National Get Outdoors Day, and we have some safety guidelines and other tips to help you make the most of your time outside with minimal effort. You never know, Get Outdoors Day could be the start of a healthy new routine for you and your family, not to mention a great – and fun – way to bond. Read more

Is Working in the ‘Sharing Economy’ for You?

Posted by Safeco May 25, 2015
Thinking of taking up ride sharing or home sharing? First things first, review these potential benefits and risks to help you determine whether it’s for you. Ride sharing or home sharing can be a great way to earn extra income, so long as you’re well informed and comfortable with certain consequences that may arise. Read more

Don’t Get Burned as BBQ Season Begins

Posted by Safeco May 11, 2015
Before marinating the meat, before skewering the vegetables, brush up on these safety tips for summer cookout season. Because, no matter how you flip it, a safe cookout is the best kind of cookout to have. Read more

Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on 2 Wheels

Posted by Safeco May 4, 2015
Getting to work on two wheels takes a little planning, the proper equipment and the right mindset, too. Learn how to gear up for your ride so you can start spending less on gas and investing more in green living. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to commuting by bike during Bike to Work Week, starting Monday, May 11. Read more

Staying Safe When the Ground Shakes

Posted by Safeco April 13, 2015
In California, it’s Earthquake Preparedness Month, but taking steps to prepare for a quake isn’t just for those in the Golden State. In fact, no U.S. state or territory is exempt from the risk of a quake. So, learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake so you can think on your feet when the ground starts moving. Read more

First Aid for Your Furry Companion

Posted by Safeco April 6, 2015
It’s April, which means it’s National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Plus, spring is in the air and summer is quickly approaching. This means lots more outdoor play, which can increase the likelihood of injury. Here’s a list of must-have first-aid items to stock just in case accident strikes your dog. Read more

Seat Belt Safety Tips: Beyond Just Buckling Up

Posted by Safeco March 30, 2015
Using a seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in a car crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, it’s something easy everyone can do. But, are you buckling up correctly? Learn more about proper seat belt use so you and your family are better protected. Read more

Cozy Up to These Five Fireplace Safety Tips

Posted by Safeco December 29, 2014
Fire is nothing to play around with. Get stoked about fireplace safety so your crackling fire is delightful – not frightful. Read more

Be Charitable This Holiday Season, but Sensible and Safe Too

Posted by Safeco December 1, 2014
Who doesn’t feel good about making a charitable donation – or several – during the holidays? With these tips on selecting a worthwhile charity, avoiding donation scams and keeping your identity secure, you’ll feel even better. Read more

Be Thankful You Know These 10 Dos, Don’ts of Frying a Turkey

Posted by Safeco November 3, 2014
Planning a deep-fried bird for your Thanksgiving table? Brush up on these 10 deep-fryer safety tips well in advance of the holiday – even before you head out to the store to buy your turkey. Read more

No Tricks! Make Halloween a Treat for Your Entire Family

Posted by Safeco October 13, 2014
Before you head out to trick or treat amongst the goblins, witches and other creatures crawling your neighborhood, brush up on these Halloween safety tips to keep everyone, including your pets, safe. Read more

5 Wildfire Prevention Tips for Fall

Posted by Safeco September 15, 2014
Even as the weather starts to cool this fall, many areas in the U.S. remain at risk for wildfires. These wildfire prevention tips can help keep you, the ones you love and the wilderness you enjoy safe this fall – and during any season of the year. Read more

What to Put in Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

Posted by Safeco September 8, 2014
Setting aside food, water, medicine and other supplies for an emergency can help keep your family safe during a natural disaster or power outage. Make – or update – an emergency kit now that National Preparedness Month is here so you’re ready when the time comes. Read more

Backpack Safety: Are Your Kids Carrying Too Much?

Posted by Safeco September 1, 2014
Everyone’s geared up for class. As part of Backpack Safety Awareness Month, learn how to make sure kids’ packs aren’t dragging them down and putting them at risk for injury. Read more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Posted by Safeco August 18, 2014
It’s a nice night on the boat. Keep it that way with these tips on preparing for and enjoying a night excursion. While you’re out there having fun, you also need to ensure everyone onboard and others on the water are safe and sound. Read more

Keep the Fire (Pit) Burning, but Keep It Safe

Posted by Safeco July 21, 2014
Before you get out the graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows for National S’mores Day on August 10, check out these fire pit safety tips. Read more

The Ins & Outs of Staying Cool in a Power Outage

Posted by Safeco July 7, 2014
When the power is down and the mercury is rising, use these tips to help keep everyone, including pets, healthy, happy and safe. Read more

Fireworks Safety for a Fun – and Safe – Fourth

Posted by Safeco June 30, 2014
With a little precaution, you’ll remember this July Fourth for all the right, rather than the wrong, reasons. Happy Independence Day! Read more

Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls in the Bathroom

Posted by Safeco June 9, 2014
Is your bathroom just an accident waiting to happen? As part of National Safety Month, learn how to make your bathroom a safer place. Read more

Tornado Truths

Posted by Safeco April 7, 2014
You can’t control the weather or the outcome of a destructive storm but there are steps you can take to help you and your family remain protected in the event of a tornado. Begin by knowing fact from myth when it comes to tornado safety. Read more

Homeowners Safety While on Vacation

Posted by Safeco March 17, 2014
For many, the winter months are a welcome time to escape the short days and chilly temperatures by taking a vacation. But don’t forget to take these precautions to ensure your home stays safe while you’re away. Read more

Home Security Tips

Posted by Safeco January 27, 2014
Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. Nowadays, there are more options than ever when it comes to home security, so we at Safeco want to help you sort through those options with a few tips. Read more

Holiday Tree Safety

Posted by Andrea Chatwood December 16, 2013
Don’t forget these important safety precautions when enjoying a Christmas tree in your home this holiday season. Read more

Safe Traveling Tips

Posted by April Schoffer October 17, 2013
Sometimes traveling can be stressful, it’s important to ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to keep your home, belongings – and most importantly yourself – safe. Read more

Keep Your Family Safe from Dog Bites

Posted by Erica Jorgensen July 10, 2013
Dog bites are unfortunately a very common cause of serious injury, especially for kids. Here are some surprising facts about dog bites along with tips and advice for protecting you and your family. Read more

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Posted by Brion Kinne June 19, 2013
A public service provided by the federal government in cooperation with wireless carriers, wireless emergency alerts are warning messages automatically sent to your mobile phone about severe weather and other safety threats in your area. Read more
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