Safety Tip of The Month

05/09/2014

Contributed by Tim Ryan

 Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and we’re getting ready to clean up inside our homes and to work outside in our lawns and gardens.  But all that lifting, climbing, trimming and other spring cleaning activities heighten the risk for home injuries.  According to the Home Safety Council (www.homesafetycouncil.org) there are over 10 million unintentional home injuries in the U.S. per year that result in visits to hospital emergency rooms. 

Your safety at home is as important as your safety at work!  With that in mind, we offer the following home safety tips.

Ladders- If you need to climb, use a ladder (not a chair, table or box):

Be kind to your back- Following these lifting techniques can help prevent most back injuries:

Lawn and Garden Safety

Chemical Safety

 Take it easy; take lots of breaks, drink lots of water and most importantly ENJOY SUMMER.

 

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