National Home Safety Week is 8/27-8/31By Robert Siciliano August 22, 2012 | 09:00 AMPosted in: Home, Personal Safety, DIY Safety
Do you ever stand on a chair to change a light bulb? Do
you have small children in the home and cleaning products accessible via a
kitchen sink cabinet?
Did you know these home safety facts:
More serious injuries occur at home than at work!
#1 cause of accidental fatalities in the home with
children is poisoning!
#1 cause of accidental fatalities in the home with adults
is slips and falls!
Costs of home-related injuries are higher for employers
than work-related injuries through payouts of employer-provided health plans,
lost productivity, and absence from work!
Home-related injuries adversely affect family and
personal quality of life.
Maybe you knew some of these DIY
safety tips and maybe you are guilty of doing things
that jeopardize your safety or your families. So every year we are reminded
things can go wrong at any time.
Just today I was walking down a spiral staircase in my
home in a new pair of socks. And don’t you know my feet came out from under me
and I skipped two stairs, banged up my feet, but, smartly, not luckily, was
holding onto a railing which prevented me from crashing down. I tell my kids
every time they go up or down the stairs to hold on.
For years I’d plead…OK, yell at my wife, to not get on a
kitchen chair to water the plants. I even bought a step ladder and put it in
the kitchen closet for her to use. And it was only when I threatened to throw
away the plants if she did it again that she started to use the stepstool.
Don’t take home safety for granted. A constant vigilance
is essential to keep your family safe.
personal and home security specialist to Home Security Source discussing ADT Pulse
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