Background on Holiday Safety
Minnesota Safety Council, holiday safety fact sheet: http://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/facts/factsheet.cfm?FS=74
National Safety Council: http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/news-and-resources-holiday-safety.aspx
Statistics, Tips and Resources
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- During November and December 2015, there were an estimated 14,000 injuries treated in hospital ERs nationwide, due to holiday decorations — an average of about 230 injuries per day. Additional statistics, tips and video at http://onsafety.cpsc.gov/blog/2016/12/05/tis-the-season-to-decorate-safely-2/
- In 2015, there were an estimated 254,200 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.
- More statistics at https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/Toy_Report_2015_0.pdf
- From 2009 - 2013, the top three days for home candle fires were Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Christmas Eve.
- In 2014, the three leading dates for home structure fires caused by cooking were: Thanksgiving, Christmas day and Christmas Eve.
- More at http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/wildfire-and-seasonal-fires/winter-holiday-safety
- Impaired driving facts and resources at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/impaired-driving/Pages/default.aspx