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Your home should be a place of comfort where you feel the safest and most protected. However, sometimes we get too comfortable that we forget accidents can still happen. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), more the half (56.4%) of injury-related accidents occur at home.
As a homeowner, your responsibility is to make sure you and your family are out of harm’s way. To ensure the safety of your loved ones, here are five common home hazards to watch for, along with safety tips on preventing them.
Falls are a common hazard in most home settings and the leading cause of death from home accidents. It’s especially true for kids and older people. To prevent falls from happening, keep everyone in the house safe by doing the following:
Things that create fire — a stove, candles, or lighters — are considered home hazards. Carefully check these things before leaving the house or sleeping during the night. Some safety tips to prevent house burns and fire deaths include the following:
Some houses have swimming pools and bathtubs where children love to take a bath and play. Children ages one to four years old are at risk of drowning, especially when left unsupervised. Here are tips to keep your kids safe even in the sight of massive water.
Choking happens when something, such as food or an object, obstructs someone’s throat. It often happens when an individual eats too fast. Choking is common in younger children and older people. A few practical measures you can do include:
Poison can victimize anyone in the house. Yes, you’re not an exemption. With this, be responsible for placing materials (mostly liquid products) and dietary supplements in a designated close area as much as possible. To keep everyone safe in the house, here are safety hazard tips.
Accidents can happen at any time, but some are preventable if you’re being careful. Learn to make your home a safe environment to live in, especially for the children and the elderly. Now that you’re aware of the potential home hazards, you can apply the safety tips in this article to help minimize the risk as much as possible. And while you can’t always protect yourself and your family from the dangers of the world, at least you can say with confidence that it’s safer at home.