Home Safety Checklist

 

How safe is your home?  Most homes could probably be made safer, especially if children live there.  Your family will be healthier and safer if you practice prevention and prepare for emergencies.  First, "hazard proof" your home using the following checklist developed by the American College of Emergency Physicians.   Next, take a first aid course and learn to recognize the warning signs of an emergency, and learn CPR.

 

Help prevent injuries in your home.  Begin with this checklist:

Keep emergency numbers on every telephone in your home.  Include numbers for your family physician and pediatrician, regional Poison Control Center, and if 911 is not in your area, fire department, police departments, and ambulance service.

 

Kitchen Safety Tips

 

Bathroom Safety Tips

 

General Safety Tips

 

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Material taken from the American College of Emergency Physicians.