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

 

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