With fall getting colder and colder and winter right around the corner, with the days getting shorter and shorter, we find ourselves spending more time indoors. Unfortunately that doesn’t always translate into an increase in safety. Fact is your home can be a very dangerous place unless you take certain safety measures.
Additionally, with the holidays on the way, we increase the danger factor with the increased number of people in the house and the increase in acrobatics as we try to decorate. Winter weather hazards and winter sports add to the safety risks.
Taking a few moments to review the safety issues and prepare adequately is all that’s really necessary to manage those risks and provide a safe environment for the holidays.
Emergencycareforyou.org wants to help. They provide a set of checklists and articles to help you navigate the winter and holiday season safely:
- Be Prepared For Winter Storm Hazards
- Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer
- Don’t Ignore Heart Health Over the Holidays
- Eat Safely This Holiday Season: Emergency Physicians Offer Tips on Avoiding Food Poisoning
- Emergency Physicians Offer ‘Top Five Reasons’ To Get Vaccinated Against the Flu This Season
- Heater Safety
- Holiday Decorating Safety Tips From Nation’s Emergency Physicians And Medicalert Foundation
- How To Prevent Snowboarding Injuries
- Hypothermia and Frostbite: What You Should Know
- Prevent Holiday Injuries: Emergency Physicians Urge Caution in the Hectic Holiday Season
- Stay In Control When Inline Skating
- Winter Sports Injuries
Want safety tips for spring, fall and/or summer as well? You’ll find them all at http://www.emergencycareforyou.org/YourHealth/HolidayAndSeasonal/Default.aspx