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Hands on Home Safety

Hands on Home Safety

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Published by Mahmoud Abdallah

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Published by: Mahmoud Abdallah on Jan 21, 2012
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Hands OnHome Safety
A sae home is in your hands.
 S a f e  a t  h o m e
PREVENT FALLSPREVENT POISONINGSPREVENT FIRES& BURNSPREVENT CHOKING& SUFFOCATIONBE SMART AROUND WATER 
 
Formostofus, ourhomeis oursafehaven. Noone wants tothinkaboutbeinginjuredor killedathome.Yetevery dayinhomesacrossAmerica, 55 people dieandanother 58,000people areinjured andneedmedical care. There aremanysimplethingsyou candotohelpsavelives andpreventinjuries. Installingthe right safety productsand planning forthewholefamilycan prepareyou todealwithwhatever mayarise. We allhavethe most criticaltoolsneededto make thelargest impacton our homessafety…ourown twohands.
 
Things to do today–
 
Prevent Falls
Did you knowthat falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits among children and arethe leading cause of injuryanddeaths athome for older adults?
1. 
Have grab bars in the tub and shower.
www.homesafetycouncil.org
2. 
Have bright lights over stairs and stepsand on landings.
3. 
Have handrails on both sides o thestairs and steps.
5. 
Use baby gates at the top and bottomo the stairs, i babies or toddlers livein or visit your home.
4. 
Use a ladder or climbinginstead o a stool or urniture.

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