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5 Common Hazards in a Household

Want to keep your home as safe as possible for you and your loved ones? Then limiting hazards in your home is a must!

Having hazards in your home can cause many problems, injuries, fires, sicknesses, and many more issues that you don’t want. But thankfully, there are ways to prevent these issues from arising.

Educating yourself about potential issues hazards can cause can save a loved one’s life. Find security, safety, and comfort in your home by going through this hazard checklist.

Falls

Falls are said to be the most common injuries in a household. CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) says that over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. Here are ways to prevent falls from happening in your home.

  • Clean up after yourself and your children. Items placed around the home are a big cause for falling.
  • During the winter, make sure to salt your steps before, during, and after snow and ice storms.
  • On staircases, have sturdy railings. Railings that move around can cause someone to be unstable.

Burns

Burns in the house can be caused by the dishwasher, stove, cooking devices, ovens, and even the water is too hot.

  • Turn the hot water tank down to 120 degrees. Many are set at 140 degrees.
  • Make sure the dishwasher latches so children can’t open it.
  • Instead of using the front burners, use the back ones. Placing the heat farther back helps children reach the front burners and get burned.
  • Don’t drink hot coffee or hot tea near a child.

Poisoning

Poisoning is an extremely unfortunate event that can easily be prevented. Around 800,000 children are rushed to the ER a year from accidental poisoning says Child Safety and Abuse Prevention Programs.

Here is how to stop this madness.

  • Keep household cleaning products in a cabinet with a lock on it.
  • Keep medication far away from children in a higher cabinet that they can’t reach. Never leave it on the table.

Fires

House fires are not uncommon. There are some precautions that need to be taken so your house doesn’t catch on fire.

  • Never leave a candle unattended. Also, keep candles out of reach from children.
  • Keep the grill or any bonfires at least 10 feet away from the house.
  • Install smoke alarms all throughout the house and check the batteries often.

Choking

Children are more likely to choke on items than adults. This is because children put everything in their mouths!

  • Listen to the age suggestion on toys. Avoid buying small toys that children might put in their mouths.
  • Get down on your kid’s level and search for anything they might be able to choke on and place it at a higher location.
  • Teach your children to chew food thoroughly instead of scarfing it down.

Make Your Home a Safe Place

Go down this checklist and see what you can do in your home to prevent hazards. This will lessen the injuries in your home and give you peace of mind! Unfortunate things happen, its life. But do the best in your home to keep them from happening.

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