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Safety Month; Slips, Trips and Falls

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Admit it; we’ve all done it.  We’ve all had slips, trips, and falls that resulted in hilarious stories for friends.  Unfortunately, those same incidents can also result in serious injury.  The risk of falling, and fall related injuries, increases with age.

Take a moment to evaluate your home and reduce as many hazards as possible.  Using the following tips you can potentially prevent falls and injuries this summer:

  • Secure electrical and phone cords out of traffic areas
  • Remove small throw rugs or use non-skid mats to keep them from slipping
  • Remove tripping hazards (paper, boxes, toys, clothes, shoes) from stairs and walkways
  • Periodically check the condition of walkways and steps, and repair damages immediately
  • Never stand on a chair, table, or other surface on wheels
  • Clean up all spills immediately

For more information and tips, please visit: http://www.nsc.org/

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