Finally, spring is here! Before you jump into spring cleaning this year, remember to make safety a top priority. ***According to the Home Safety Council, unintentional home-related injuries cause 21 million medical visits and nearly 20,000 deaths on average, each year — many resulting from the kinds of activities conducted while spring cleaning. ***
§ Did you spring the clock forward? When doing so, did you make sure you also changed the batteries in your smoke alarm?
§ Remember to use a ladder to reach the top shelf and don’t go above the safe standing level.
§ March 18 – 24 is National Poison Prevention Week
o Always follow the safety instructions when using harsh cleaning products and wear gloves and masks as instructed.
o Read the labels of the cleaning products you use.
o Look for the words “Caution,” “Warning,” “Danger,” “Poison,” or “Keep out of Reach of Children.”
o Lock these products up after you are finished using them to prevent poisonings.
To view this or previous IFD Safety Topics go to: www.cityofirving.org/fire/fire-safety.asp