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1 Home Safety

2 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc 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

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc 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. Prequiz: True or False?

4 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc More serious injuries happen at home than on the job Precautions aren’t always taken Safety should be 24/7 Why Talk About Home Safety? More serious injuries happen at home than on the job Precautions aren’t always taken Safety should be 24/7

5 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Fire Safety Wiring and appliances Fireplaces and stoves Furnace/electrical Kitchen Workshop Smoke detectors

6 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Home Escape Plan Don’t stop—just get out! Move quickly but calmly STOP, DROP, and ROLL! Don’t open hot door Stay as low as possible © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003

7 Home Escape Plan (cont.) Call 911 or fire department from outside Go to chosen meeting place Tell firefighters if pets are inside

8 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc s 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

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Ladder Safety Tips Always: Inspect Lock Hold on Never: Go too high Set up on uneven surface Overreach © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003

10 Electrical Safety Don’t overload outlets Check cords/plugs routinely Don’t use faulty appliances Keep electricity away from water © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003

11 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

12 Home Hazards In the previous slides, we identified four basic home hazards: Fires Slips, Trips, And Falls Electricity Hazardous Materials © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003

13 Do you understand: Fire safety? Preventing slips, trips, and falls? Ladder safety? Electrical safety? Hazardous materials? Preventing poisoning in the home? Review Do you understand: Fire safety? Preventing slips, trips, and falls? Ladder safety? Electrical safety? Hazardous materials? Preventing poisoning in the home?

14 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Safety Backyard Safety Mowing PPE Labels Hoses © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003

15 Check connections Keep grill away from house No loose clothing Supervise kids Dispose of coals properly Never grill indoors Barbeque Safety Check connections Keep grill away from house No loose clothing Supervise kids Dispose of coals properly Never grill indoors

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Home Security Install dead bolts Secure sliders Lock windows Trim shrubs Light property Participate in neighborhood watch

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc (cont.) Home Security (cont.) Hide keys Put address on key chain Leave house keys with attendants Trust door chains Open doors to strangers

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Firearms Safety Keep locked Clean carefully Don’t point Treat as loaded © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003

19 Choking Response Stand behind victim Place fist against stomach Pull in and up

20 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Drowning Prevention Keep pools fenced in Don’t let children swim alone Don’t leave child unattended in the bathtub Install grab bars in bathtubs © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 Bucket of water Matching Heimlich maneuver Light property No loose clothing Keep locked up PPE Fire-resistant materials Home security Barbeque safety Fireworks Choking Firearms Backyard safety Holiday safety

25 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Do you understand: Backyard safety? Barbecue safety? Home security? Firearms? Choking and drowning? Holiday and fireworks safety? Radon hazards? Review Do you understand: Backyard safety? Barbecue safety? Home security? Firearms? Choking and drowning? Holiday and fireworks safety? Radon hazards?

26 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc 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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