Bathrooms have proven to be one of the most dangerous rooms in the household. Accidents may include drowning, burns, falls, poisoning, or electrical shock. Here are some tips for bathroom safety.
In order to prevent falls, install a grab bar by the bathtub and shower. You may choose to put non slip strips in the bottom of your tub as well as a mat. You may also choose to place a mat with a non-skid bottom next to the tub and shower. Also try to keep the bathroom floor clean and dry. You may choose to use a nightlight in hallways and bathrooms.
If you have children in your household, be sure to keep medicine, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies out of reach. Also remember to unplug appliances after using them. The electrical outlets should have a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), which protects you from a dangerous shock when water and electricity come together.
For more information on how to keep your home safe, visit www.homesafetycouncil.org
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