LA HMIS Resource Guide

Poison Safety Education

Code: JR-8200.3000-650

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to ensure that hazardous household products, pesticides, medication, plants and other poisonous substances are beyond the reach of children, pets and other vulnerable individuals. Topics may include a list of dangerous materials typically found in the home, suggestions for their safe storage and handling, remedies to keep on hand (e.g., syrup of ipecac which induces vomiting when people eat or drink certain poisons), and steps to take if a poisoning incident occurs.

See Also:

Infant and Child Safety Education (JR-8200.6500-350)

Poison Control (LH-2700.6500)

Poisoning Treatment (LT-1750.6530)