Home Safety

Is your home safe for your family? Follow these few tips from the Home Safety Council to protect the people you love!

Prevent Falls

  •  Install grab bars in the tub and shower. Use non-slip mats.
  •  Have bright lights over stairs and steps and on landings. Keep stairs clear of clutter.

Prevent Poisonings

  • Keep cleaners, medications and beauty products in a place where children can’t reach them. Use child safety locks.
  • For Poison Call 9-1-1 if someone needs to go to the hospital right away.

Prevent Fires & Burns

  • Have working smoke alarms and hold fire drills. If you build a new home, install fire sprinklers.
  • Stay by the stove when cooking, especially when you are frying food.
  • Keep your hot water at 120ËšF degrees to prevent burns. Use back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of your stove. Use a travel mug when you drink something hot.

Prevent Choking & Suffocation

  • Things that can fit through a toilet paper tube can cause a young child to choke. Keep coins, latex balloons and hard round foods, such as peanuts and hard candy where children cannot see or touch them.
  • Place babies to sleep on their backs, alone in their crib. Don’t put pillows, blankets, comforters or toys in cribs. These things can sometimes keep a baby from breathing.
  • When your children are in or near water, watch them very carefully. Stay close enough to reach out and touch them. This includes bathtubs, toilets, pools and spas – even buckets of water.

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