NSC Declares Window Safety Week

The National Safety Council (NSC) and several fenestration industry organizations have declared the last full week of April, April 23-29, 2006, as National Window Safety Week. The week is schedule to coincide with the start of spring-the time of year when homeowners are again opening their windows.

NSC's Window Safety Task Force, comprised of representatives from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the Screen Manufacturers Association (SMA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has developed educational messages about door and window safety that is available to parents, caregivers and educators in various formats. These messages are designed primarily to educate caregivers about how window falls can be prevented, while simultaneously discussing the lifesaving role windows serve when properly used as a means of emergency escape and rescue in a fire.

The organizations are offering a window safety information kit, which includes window safety tips, a window safety checklist, Keeping the Promise of Safety brochure and a window safety activity booklet.

For more information, or to order copies of the Window Safety Information Kit, visit www.nsc.org/aware/window or call the National Safety Council at 800/621-7619. When ordering additional kits, use product number 00006-6210.


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