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What is the Safety Store?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only those with current medical appointments, inpatient families, and employees are able to shop in The Safety Store at this time. We are open 9 AM-4 PM Monday-Friday. *Visitors from outside the hospital are not allowed at this time.* Store capacity is restricted with social distancing measures in place. Customers with outpatient clinic appointments, inpatient families, and employees can shop in the store or place an order for an in-hospital express pickup appointment. We require an appointment for in-store or curbside pickup. Our staff will contact you to set an appointment time to pick up your order.
For those outside the hospital, you can still shop with us in one of the following ways:
- Curbside Pickup Appointments
- On-line purchases with shipping of products to your home
- Free Virtual Safety Consultations
Choose in-store pickup at checkout to pick up your order curbside. Our staff will contact you to schedule an appointment time for you to pick up your order.
If you are unable to order a product on the website, have a question, or wish to schedule a free virtual safety education consultation, please call (317) 274-6565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Safety Store shopping cart, your resource for high quality, low-cost child safety products and free injury prevention education. We are owned and operated by the Division of Safety Education and Outreach in the Department of Pediatrics at IUSM. The IUSM Safety Store is the first of its kind in the nation to serve the needs of all children, including safety for children with disabilities or special health care needs. Our goal is to prevent accidents, which are the leading cause of death in children ages 1 – 14. Many of our products are also helpful to prevent accidental injuries for senior citizens.
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Bike Safety Tips
Bike Safety Tips A bike ride is a fun activity for the whole family! Help everyone have fun and be safe by following these tips: Always wear a helmet Wear a properly fitted helmet whenever you ride a bike, scooter, or participate in any other wheeled activity. Head size determines helmet size, not age. Measure your head to get the right size of helmet. Wear your helmet level with the ground. The straps should make a V below your ears. The helmet should not move when you shake your head. For more tips on how to fit a helmet, see our helmet fitting instructions. Always replace a helmet that has been involved in a crash. Check your bike Make sure your bike is the right size for you. Your feet should be flat on the ground when sitting on the seat. Check the tires for proper inflation. Check the pedals and seat to be sure they are tight. Check to see if the brakes work. Be seen Wear bright colored and reflective clothing. Use reflectors and lights on your bike. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. Follow the rules of the road Use hand signals for turns and stops. Ride in the same direction as traffic. Obey all signs and traffic lights. Walk your bike across busy intersections. For more safety tips, stop by the Racing for Safety website. Racing for Safety is a program to teach kids of all ages about wheeled safety. There are videos to watch and activity sheets for kids! Community groups can borrow equipment to set up a course in their own neighborhood. Buy bike helmets at low cost from The Safety Store! We can help you find the right size of helmet. We also sell multi-sport helmets, bike flags, and knee, elbow, and wrist pad sets. Visit out our website at The Safety Store. Call us at 1-888-365-2022 or 1-317-944-6565.
School Bus Safety Tips
The following checklist will help you teach your child and family how to be safe on around school buses: Due to Covid 19, schools may be requiring students to mask up before they get on the bus. Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes early to avoid being rushed or careless. Stand at least five giant steps (10 feet) away from the road while waiting for the school bus. Wait until the bus has completely stopped and the doors are open before approaching. Sit quietly as not to distract the bus driver. Remember, all drivers must stop for the bus when the red warning lights are flashing and when the "STOP" sign is out. Drivers should never attempt to pass a bus. When exiting the bus, immediately take 10 giant steps straight out the door. Do not walk behind the school bus and make sure the bus driver can see you at all times. Ask the bus driver for help to pick up anything that falls under the bus. To cross the street while getting on and off the school bus: Stop and listen. Look left, right, then left again. Look behind and all around you. Keep looking for cars as you cross the street. Talk to your children and family about the importance of being safe in and around school buses.
Fire Safety Tips
Never think, not for one minute, that fire and burn related injury and death can not happen to you and your family. It can and it will. No one ever plans to be in a fire or to be burned. What you can do, however, is to take the steps necessary to be informed and to help equip everyone in your home to know what to do in the event of a fire or an event where someone is burned. Knowledge, preparation, practice, and safety products are your best tools for preventing fire and burn related injuries from ever happening. Take the time to develop and practice a fire escape plan for you and your family. Involve all family members in creating your family’s fire exit plan. Use a very large piece of paper where your children can help you draw the layout of your home, identifying the windows and doors that allow you to get out of every room. Identify a meeting place where everyone goes once outside your home and have your children draw a picture of the meeting place on your family’s fire escape plan. Everyone in your family should be able to identify at least two ways out of every room in your house and should also see where and how smoke alarms can help (or may be needed) to alert everyone of a fire. Smoke alarms should be installed inside and outside every sleeping area and on every floor. A carbon monoxide detector should also be installed on each level your home including the basement. Be sure to include every one of all ages and abilities in your family in the regular practicing of your fire escape plan. If there are children with disabilities or health care needs in your family, contact The Safety Store toll-free at 1-888-365-2022 to learn more about safety products, information, and education that can assist you in planning and preparing for safe evacuation from a fire, disaster, or emergency. Click on the following link to view and order safety products online: https://safetystore.iu.edu/shop