There are many steps you can take to help
prevent a facial injury.
Always use car safety seats and seat belts to
prevent or reduce nose and facial injuries during a car crash.
Do not use alcohol or other drugs
before participating in sports or when operating a motor vehicle or other
Wear a helmet and other protective clothing whenever
you are biking, motorcycling, skating, skateboarding, kayaking, horseback
riding, skiing, snowboarding, or rock climbing. Make sure your children also wear helmets and protective clothing to prevent sports injuries.
Wear a mouth
protector when you participate in contact sports.
Wear a hard hat
if you work in an industrial area.
Wear safety glasses, goggles,
or face shields when you work with power tools or when you do an activity that
might cause an object to fly into your face.
Do not dive into
shallow or unfamiliar water.
Prevent falls in your home by
removing hazards that might cause a fall.
Do not keep
guns in your home. If you must keep
guns, lock them up and store them unloaded and uncocked.
Lock ammunition in a separate area.
You can take steps to help reduce your young child's risk of
Never leave your child unattended in a high
place, such as on a tabletop; in a crib with the sides down; on elevated
porches, decks, or landings; or even on a bed or sofa.
leave your child alone in any infant seat or sitting toy, such as a swing or
jumper. Use all of the safety straps provided.
Use stair gates to
block stairways. Use gates at the top and bottom of the stairs, and use the
Do not use baby walkers. Baby walkers have caused
many injuries and are not safe even if the baby is watched
Watch your child when he or she is outside. Uneven grass,
sloping lawns, and hills may be hard for your child to walk
When your toddler is using a bottle or sippy cup, have him or her stay seated. This can help prevent injuries that might occur if your child were to fall while walking and holding a bottle or a cup.
Make your home safe from falls by removing hazards that might
cause a fall, such as throw rugs.
Place your child in an approved
child car seat when traveling in a car. Follow the manufacturer's directions
for securing the seat in the car. Children should ride in the back seat for
Have your children wear helmets when necessary, such as
when they are passengers on a bike or are riding a tricycle or bicycle on their