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August 4, 2015 03:25 PM

ACI Salutes PREVCON Safety Heroes

PrevCon2015 sessionThe Childhood Injury Prevention Convention or "PREVCON" an event that was sponsored by the Safe Kids Worldwide organization was held on July 29th through August 1st at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located at the National Harbor in Maryland. Safe Kids has an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 25 countries around the world to reduce injuries to children from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.

PrevCon 2015 Exhibit12015 PREVCON was the first time the American Cleaning Institute®  exhibited at PREVCON, which had approximately 600 conference attendees, more than 20 sponsors, 30 workshops and 50 exhibitors! ACI’s Nancy Bock, Sr. VP of Education exhibited and met with conference attendees as well as other companies and organizations that were exhibiting at the conference to introduce them to free and non-branded educational materials concerning home safety. Nancy Bock also shared laundry safety information with attendees and familiarized them with ACI’s efforts to help keep children safe.

Home safety education is important. As we all know, accidents happen, so we need to continue to share important safety information with families and caregivers that play an important role in keeping children safe. PREVCON provided just that opportunity! ACI believes that education is one of the most important keys to the prevention of injury in the home and is committed to making a difference in keeping children safe. The response to what ACI is doing in keeping children safe was overwhelmingly received.

PrevCon 2015 Exhibit2Nancy Bock stated upon returning to ACI’s headquarters that, "The conference brought together safety heroes from all over the country to help ensure that children can experience life in a safe home environment so they have a chance to grow up healthy and safe, and so they can do all the great things kids are meant to do! There was a great response to our materials and even before I left the conference, ACI was shipping our free materials to Safe Kids Coordinators to use in their grassroots efforts."

If you attended PREVCON and did not receive a copy of the educational materials that were distributed at the Conference, please email nbock@cleaninginstitute.org.

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