Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of death for children in the United States. In 2013, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children age 4, and the second leading cause of death for all other ages between 3 and 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But despite these risks, nearly half of all child safety seats are installed incorrectly.
- • American National Standards Institute - ANSI
is a non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Library and databases are available as well as list of services, standards information, events and membership.
- • American Society for Testing Materials - ASTM
provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. ASTM standards serve as the basis for manufacturing, procurement and regulatory activities.
- • American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE
- • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- • American Society of Safety Engineers - ASSE
is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its members manage, supervise, and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. Founded in 1911.
- • Center for Transportation Analysis - CTA
in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) develops integrated inter-modal transportation solutions through innovative and cost-effective research and development.
- • Choking Hazards for Children
a thorough list of choking hazards that can be found anywhere.
- • Complete Childproofing Guide
pointers on what to look out for, systematically considering what needs to be done to make each room a safe environment. Includes a breakdown of each room (kitchen, living room, etc) and the hazards found therein.
- • Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC
protects the public against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products. Search recalls, report unsafe products.
- • Department of Transportation - DOT
find information about the departments organizations, their initiatives, reports and publications, also has related links and library resources.
- • Environmental Protection Agency - EPA
is responsible for protecting human health and to safeguard the natural environment. Browse site to find info on laws and regulations, educational resources, and programs.
- • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
is the leader in finding what works and what doesn't to prevent crashes and reduce injuries related to car accidents. Survey crash test evaluations, vehicle ratings, and news releases are some of the things found on this site.
- • National Institute of Standards and Technology
is a federal technology agency that promotes economic growth by developing and applying technology, measurements, and standards.
- • NHTSA - Child Passenger Safety
is devoted to insuring the safety of children as passengers in motor vehicles. It includes a section on types of child safety seats and recalls, community preventative support, as well as a one-minute safety seat checklist.
- • Parent’s Guide to Safe Sleep
[PDF format] information on preventing SIDS and encouraging better sleep in babies.
- • Safety Online
presents accident information, products, news and resources for professionals in the occupational safety industry.
- • Society of Automotive Engineers
is the place to research technical standards and specifications. This site offers a wealth of information related to designing, building, maintaining and operating motor vehicles or craft for use on land, water or in the air.