Home Safety Session Objectives Understand the importance of home safety Identify hazards in your home Eliminate or minimize recognized hazards Keep your home and your family safe and secure Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Prequiz: True or False?
More accidents happen off the job than on the job. You should have a home escape plan and practice it with your family. Most home fires involving gas grills are caused by unattended cooking. Household cleansers and other chemical products pose no safety or health risks. Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Why Talk About Home Safety?
More serious injuries happen at home than on the job Precautions arent always taken Safety should be 24/7 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Fire Safety Wiring and appliances
Fireplaces and stoves Furnace/electrical Kitchen Workshop Smoke detectors Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Home Escape Plan Dont stopjust get out! Move quickly but calmly STOP, DROP, and ROLL!
Dont open hot door Stay as low as possible Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Home Escape Plan (cont.) Call 911 or fire department from outside Go to chosen
meeting place Tell firefighters if pets are inside Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Slips, Trips, and Falls Install grab bars and
use bath mats Hold handrails Turn on lights Use ladders and step stools Salt or sand icy spots Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Ladder Safety Tips Always: Inspect Lock
Hold on Never: Go too high Set up on uneven surface Overreach Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Electrical Safety Dont overload outlets Check cords/plugs routinely Dont use faulty appliances Keep electricity away from water
Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Hazardous Materials Always read labels Keep hazardous materials away from children Use caution with flammable substances Never mix household cleaning products
Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Home Hazards In the previous slides, we identified four basic home hazards: Fires Slips, Trips, And Falls Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003
Electricity Hazardous Materials Review Do you understand: Fire safety? Preventing slips, trips, and falls? Ladder safety? Electrical safety?
Hazardous materials? Preventing poisoning in the home? Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Backyard Safety Mowing PPE Labels Hoses Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003
Barbeque Safety Check connections Keep grill away from house No loose clothing Supervise kids Dispose of coals properly
Never grill indoors Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Home Security Install dead bolts Secure sliders Lock windows Trim shrubs Light property Participate in neighborhood watch
Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Home Security (cont.) Hide keys Put address on key chain Leave house keys with attendants Trust door chains Open doors to strangers Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Firearms Safety
Keep locked Clean carefully Dont point Treat as loaded Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Choking Response Stand behind victim Place fist against stomach Pull in and up Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003
Drowning Prevention Keep pools fenced in Dont let children swim alone Dont leave child unattended in the bathtub Install grab bars in bathtubs Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003
Holiday Safety Use fire-resistant decorations Keep away from heat sources Avoid lighted candles Keep natural trees moist Use your fireplace safely Use only UL-approved cords and lights Use only approved waterproof lights outside Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003
Fireworks Safety Never use indoors or near dry grass Have water nearby Keep clear Read directions and warnings Supervise kids
Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Radon Hazards Lung cancer or death can occur Be sure to test your home If high levels are detected, act promptly Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003
Matching Home security Bucket of water Barbeque safety Keep locked up Fireworks Heimlich maneuver
Choking Light property Firearms PPE Backyard safety No loose clothing Holiday safety
Fire-resistant materials Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Review Do you understand: Backyard safety? Barbecue safety? Home security? Firearms? Choking and drowning? Holiday and fireworks
safety? Radon hazards? Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Key Points to Remember There are many hazards in most homes. Take same safety precautions at home. Routinely check your home for hazards. Eliminate hazards right away. Develop a home escape plan and practice it.
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