According to the National Safety Council (NSC), motor vehicle accidents, falls, accidental poisoning, drowning, and choking are the leading causes of unintentional death in the United States. And usually, we tend to overlook that these incidents may happen in our very own home.
It was also discovered that most of the dangerous causes of injuries are in our own household. Stanford Children’s Organization explains that scalding tap water, unstable furniture, window blinds, poorly stored chemicals and home trampolines are 5 home safety threats we may have overlooked.
We want the best for our families and thus, we nurture and create a safe and accident-free home environment is essential for protecting the health and well-being of our beloved.
These are the tips that can help us build a safe home;
Install smoke detectors on every level of the home and near every sleeping area. Test them monthly and replace the batteries annually.
Install carbon monoxide detectors near sleeping areas.
Make sure that electrical outlets are covered and that electrical cords are not frayed or damaged.
Keep flammable liquids, such as gasoline and cleaning agents, in a well-ventilated area away from heat sources.
Make sure that all stairways and walkways are well-lit and free of tripping hazards.
Install grab bars in the bathroom to prevent falls.
Keep emergency numbers and a first aid kit in a easily accessible location.
Make sure that all appliances and tools are in good working order and are used properly.
Store household chemicals, such as cleaning agents and pesticides, in a safe and secure place away from children and pets.
Keep the home well-maintained, with repairs made promptly and any necessary upgrades or replacements made in a timely manner.
These tips when followed can eventually help create a safe place for our family. We should always remember that we must begin in our homes, in keeping our beloved safe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the fault of someone else or negligence, Darfoor Law Firm is here to help you and guide you with the best course of action.
Accidents can be tough to deal with and you need someone who will understand, sympathize, and fight for you.
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