5 Top Home Safety TipsBy Robert Siciliano August 15, 2012 | 09:00 AMPosted in: Home, Personal Safety, DIY Safety
Home safety is overlooked because we
become comfortable with our surroundings. We drop our guard and that’s when
something bad happens. If you’ve ever had a baby then you know what “thinking
safely” means. When the child is on the floor crawling, you are concerned they
are putting things in their mouths. Then as they get older you are concerned
they are picking up sharp objects, pulling on appliance cords, opening doors,
going near the stove, going near stairs and doing just about everything to get
themselves accidently killed.
Over time a parent develops the “what
if” and “visualization” method of safety. To prevent accidents you constantly
and obsessively ask questions “what if as this kid is heading towards that
vacuum cleaner sitting over there he’d be crazy enough to wrap the cord around
his neck” and in the process you visualize him turning blue. Next thing you
know you are wrapping up the cord and putting away the vacuum.
In honor of National Safe At Home Week follow these home safety
tips religiously to prevent bad from happening:
Be the power of
example and don’t text and drive
entire family in CPR training
battery in your smoke detectors every 6 months. Put the reminder in your
Lock up all
medications and poisons to keep out of reach of children
unapproved home items to stand on to elevate you. Use proper ladders or
By using “what if” questions and
incorporating “visualization” you begin to see all that could go wrong with
poor decision making and lax safety. And at the same time, with this home
safety checklist you are making your home and family safer.
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