Recognizing National Window Safety Week

This week the National Safety Council’s Window Safety Task Force is celebrating National Window Safety Week, with a focus on raising awareness for accidental falls. Here are some safety tips shared by the Window Safety Task Force to keep you and your family safe: 



  • Teach children to play area away from windows
  • Teach caregivers and children that screens keep bugs out, but they do not keep children in
  • For any windows that are 6 feet or higher from the ground, install window stops or guards that meet ASTM standards – limiting windows to opening less than 4 inches
  • Keep windows closed and locked when not in use
  • Keep furniture or anything a child can climb away from windows
  • Always supervise children and ask about window safety when your child visits other homes
  • For a double-hung window on an upper floor, install a window guard or stop that keeps children from pushing the bottom window open
  • Lessen the potential impact of injury from a fall through strategic landscaping – use of wood chips, grass or shrubs beneath windows

For more information about Window Safety Week, visit the National Safety Council’s website:

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