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Halloween Safety Resources

Be safe this Halloween.

Image of a jack o'lantern candy bucketSometimes the need for proper safety protocols on Halloween gets lost in the rush for snazzy costumes and sweet treats.

This year do not leave safety behind. Plan ahead by following the safety guidelines from the web site resources listed below:

Halloween Safety Resources

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
    • Halloween Safety Tip Sheet [PDF]adobe acrobat file
      This handy tip sheet includes useful information on costume safety, pedestrian safety and cautionary tips for motorists.
    • Pedestrian Safety Tips for Children
      This web page addresses school-aged children but contains valuable information that everyone, especially nighttime trick-or-treaters, could use.

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission's Halloween Safety Alert
    This web site provides information on choosing safe houses for trick-or-treating, pedestrian safety, treats and purchasing "safe" costumes. It includes a detailed diagram of two safe costumes.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Safe Halloween Guidelines
    This dynamic site literally spells out the words "SAFE HALLOWEEN" and uses it as an acronym that guides the viewer through safety one letter at a time. It contains an extensive list of Halloween-related web sites as a resource.
  • Food and Drug Administration's Safety Tips for Halloween
    This web page provides links which address the safe handling of treats and precautions for children while they are out and about on Halloween. With links to novelty makeup and a cautionary press release on decorative contact lenses, this page proves a useful resource for both children and parents alike.

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