With so much stress in our daily lives, it can seem overwhelming to add tasks for checking your home safety. The danger is that we may keep putting them off. But safety strategies don’t have to take a lot of time. In the months ahead we’ll be reminding you of simple but effective safety checks you can take to keep yourself and your family safe:
Be sure you’re using sanitizers and disinfectants correctly, to make them safe and effective. Learn how here.
Check those space heaters.
Plan your escape in case of fire.
Check for overloaded outlets and frayed cords to prevent electrical fires.
Review the safe pool rules with your family.
Check the fit on your child’s bike helmet—and your own.
Move that grill away from your house, and other outdoor fire safety moves.
Have your furnace checked before heating season begins.
For National Grandparents Day, do a safety and hazard check of your parents home. Better yet, have the grandchildren help do it!
Check your smoke (and CO) alarms.
Company’s coming—check your home for hazards to young children and older adults.
Make sure holiday lighting stays festive.