You can't remove all the safety hazards from your life, but you can reduce them. To avoid many major hazards and prepare for emergencies:
- Keep emergency phone numbers by your telephones
- Make a first aid kit for your home
- Make a family emergency plan
- Install and maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
- Keep guns unloaded and locked up. Lock up the ammunition separately.
- Follow the directions carefully when using tools or equipment
Young children are especially at risk. Supervision is the best way to keep them safe. Childproofing the house can also help.
- American Red Cross Also in Spanish
- Child Safety: MedlinePlus Health Topic (National Library of Medicine) Also in Spanish
- Guns in the Home (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish
- Home Electrical Safety Checklist (Consumer Product Safety Commission) - PDF
- Safety for Older Consumers: Home Safety Checklist (Consumer Product Safety Commission) - PDF
- Staying safe at home (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish