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Mother, son saved by seat belts urge Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:28pm

Shantel Anderson taught her kids the importance of wearing a seat belt, but on June 21, her 8-year-old son Dallin was the one reminding her to buckle up, possibly saving her life.

Woman, daughter severely burned in 'freak accident' involving tree stump fire

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:47pm

A southern Utah mother and her daughter are recovering from severe burns they suffered while the family disposed of a tree stump with diesel.

Safe Kids educates families on car seat dos and don'ts

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Sep 29th - 10:28am

Safe Kids Salt Lake County joined with Gus Paulos Chevrolet, AAA, Primary Children’s Hospital and Poison Control Friday in West Valley City as part of nationwide Child Passenger Safety Month and Week.

Food safety experts break down meanings behind food expiration dates

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 5th - 11:17am

"Sell By." "Expires On." "Best By." "Use By." There are more than 10 different expiration date labels on food packaging. What's the difference, and how do you tell if your food is still safe to eat?

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN  |  Posted Sep 4th - 7:33pm

Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:15pm

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37pm

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?

KSL Investigators find lack of transparency in government inspections of nail salons

Emiley Dewey, Debbie Dujanovic and Mark Stevens, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:01am

Lisa Zollinger decided to treat herself to a birthday pedicure this year, spending $43 on the beauty treatment.

'We are expecting things to burn:' Officials urge caution as fireworks sales begin

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:53pm

As fireworks go on sale this weekend, city and fire officials are urging Utahns to take extra precautions during July holidays and to remember to follow new fireworks restrictions.

Excessive heat warning means cars can reach almost 200 degrees inside

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 11:30am

An excessive heat warning that went into effect Thursday for northwest Arizona and southern Nevada is warning of temperatures possibly reaching 115 degrees in some areas, which can translate to far hotter temperatures in enclosed vehicles.

FBI explains 2 ways approach to active shooters has changed since Columbine

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:18pm

Active shooter incidents around the country — 250 from 2000 to 2017 — have heightened the public's awareness about protecting themselves and have changed law enforcement's approach to dealing with the bad guys.

Experts say locking up firearms reduces chance of youth suicide

Lori Prichard, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:31am

The number of youth dying by suicide has tripled in Utah in the past decade. Half of those between the ages of 10-17 who took their own life last year did so by using a firearm.

Salt Lake officials warn parents and pet owners of summer hot car dangers

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:24am

Salt Lake City's 90-degree days are bringing the dangers of summer, namely forgetting children and dogs in hot locked cars. Officials have precautions for parents and pet owners to avoid tragedy.

Old fire hoses used to keep classrooms safe from gunfire

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 20th - 7:47pm

No matter what it costs, schools all across the country are trying to do whatever possible to keep students safe.

Mother warns about dangers of 'fainting game' after South Jordan boy dies

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 15th - 8:38pm

A funeral is planned Wednesday morning to remember the life of a 12-year South Jordan boy who died this past weekend playing a dangerous game with is friends. Now, his mother is warning others.

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Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 10th - 9:29am

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Slip simulator aims to improve workplace safety

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted May 5th - 12:15pm

A local utility company is using a new apparatus to help teach its employees a technique for walking that can help make their work environment and elsewhere a little bit safer by avoiding slipping and falling.

The potential danger inside popular apps your teens are using

Debbie Dujanovic and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:05pm

With so many choices for kids, it makes it tough for parents to keep up with the latest apps. KSL took a closer look at some of the most popular apps out there and found there's a feature inside many of them that can put kids at risk.

Be careful with fidget spinners, government safety group warns

Daniella Emanuel, CNN  |  Posted Aug 12th, 2017 - 7:42pm

Fidget spinners are supposed to be calming and fun, especially for students struggling to focus. But after some dangerous incidents involving the popular gizmos, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses.

New safety features aim to protect students in Utah schools

Keith McCord  |  Posted Aug 8th, 2017 - 11:58am

A new school with state-of-the-art design and technology aims to keep students safe as the new academic year is about to begin.