It’s that time of year where lights illuminate the home, families gather around the fire for warmth, and everyone waits for sleigh bells in the night. While the holidays are a great time to spend with family and friends, there are dangers lurking around the home that can turn Christmas cheer into fright and fear. Let’s take a look at some of the dangers surrounding the holidays and how we can bring the safety principles from work into the home:
Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures are a dangerous combination wherever you may be. Around the home these conditions make for slip/trip hazards and the potential to develop cold stress. When working and playing outdoors some things to remember are:
Christmas lights and décor illuminating the fireplace are some of the things that make the holidays special. While the lights and fire make for cozy comforts, the added electrical/heat sources run the risk of fires. Before hanging the lights and stocking the fireplace, be sure to:
Working at Heights
Decorating the home almost always includes outdoor lights and large tree displays that can’t be setup from the ground alone. Falls from heights are the most common injury at work and at home making this decorating the most dangerous. Before you climb the ladder, remember to:
The holidays are meant to be a wonderful time of year. Make sure you can celebrate with friends and family by being safe at work and around the home. To keep the conversation going, download the NFPA Safety Tips or comment below.