• Use proper electrical outlets near water
  • Recommend GFCIS: ground circuit interrupters near water areas such as bathroom, kitchen, laundry and garage; have checked routinely for safety
  • Fire extinguisher present, visible and in proper working condition
  • Never leave kitchen during cooking and never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Never place items on a stove unless is it a pot to cook with; this is a fire hazard.
  • place pots on stove with handles towards the back
  • Never carry hot items or liquids while holding your child
  • Never cook with loose clothing that may get near flame or hot surface
  • Use proper lighting in kitchen and consider color markings if vision impaired
  • Never place paper products closer than 3 feet of an open flame
  • Clean up liquid spills immediately
  • Throw rugs only recommended near sink and properly secured to flooring and in good condition; remove throw rugs if history of falls
  • No floor wax or polish used on floors If step stool needed then recommend maintain condition and use one with high bar for balance
  • Cords or tripping hazards removed and all wires in good condition for fire prevention


Laundry Room Safety for child & Adults:

  • Always have washer/dryer inspected if signs of poorly working condition
  • Keep dryer lint screen clean after each use & clean hose inside & outside of home.
  • Use automatic shut-off iron or always check appliance before leaving home.
  • Check for signs of water leaks damage on floor, wall or around washer
  • Keep cleaning products or other harmful products out of reach of children & use safety locks where items are stored
  • Keep all small items out of child's reach & any strangling objects or material; consider keeping door locked to keep children out of laundry room. 
  • Use child safety locks on washer/dryer or keep door locked to laundry room.


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