Holiday Safety Tips
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS
TO YOU AND YOURS
All of us wish you and yours a safe & healthy holiday & New Year’s season filled with all good things. This time of year we at WVQ&B see many serious and avoidable injuries, to avoid being a statistic:
HERE ARE SOME HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS
1. Drunks, Drunken, and Drowsy/Impaired/texting driving accidents and fatalities often spike during every major holiday, with July 4th in the lead followed closely by New Year’s Eve and Thanksgiving.
2. TRIPS & FALLS: Falling off ladders, stepping on and slipping/tripping on broken ornaments and other decorating injuries send an average of 12,000 Americans to the ER between Nov & Dec = 250 per day.
3. FIRES & BURN INJURIES: Christmas tree, malfunctioning holiday lights, and candle fires caused 230 home fires on average each year; from 2007-2011 6 fatalities & 22 disabling injuries resulted from fires.
HOLIDAY SAFETY CHECKLIST
✓ Prevent drunken/impaired/texting motor vehicle crashes – Don’t let yourself, family, or your friends drive when you/they have imbibed or gotten tired or need to use cell phones or send text messages
✓ Prevent ladder and trip/slip fall-down injuries by removing any foreseeable hazards immediately
✓ Keep a constant eye on lit candles and the freshness of any live trees or indoor shrubs
✓ Check lights to be sure they have been safety-tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
✓ Maintain a safe distance between any decorations and fireplace, with at least a 3 foot gap between.
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