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Hands on Home Safety

Slips & Falls Prevention tips:

  • Brighten the lights
  • Secure the bathroom
  • Guard stairs and steps

Fire & Burn Prevention:

  • Lower the water heater temperature to no higher than 120 degrees F.
  • Put working smoke alarms on every level.
  • Plan and practice a home fire drill at least 2 exits in the home.

 

Poisoning Preventions: 

  • Know the number: 1-800-222-1222
  • lock up poisons,
  • install a carbon monoxide detector.  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poison you can’t see, smell or taste.

The Home Safety Council is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping prevent the nearly 21 million medical visits that occur on average each year from unintentional injuries in the home.  Learn more.

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