Common Home Hazards and How to Remove Them
Being aware of hazard risks within your home environment is the first step to mitigating them. Falling, fires, drowning, poisoning, and home invasion are common examples. We provide some tips below on how to prevent them from materializing and cause you grief. Note, this is not an exhaustive list, so you should conduct a hazard risk assessment of your home environment to identify all the hazards that exist and develop a plan for mitigating them.
- Young children and seniors are particularly susceptible to falls. Implement the following measures to eliminate this hazard for them:
- Keep the ﬂoors dry to prevent any slipping, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms.
- Use safety gates to close off staircases from wandering kids.
- Make sure that staircases are well-lit, are clear of clutter, do not have loose carpeting, and have the appropriate handrails.
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