Thursday, March 19, 2009

MAKING YOUR HOME LIVABLE


Many of us are only a step away from becoming victims of the leading cause of off-job disabling injuries--slips, trips, and falls. Take the time now to go over ways to prevent these disabling injuries. Some helpful tips:
  • If you use throw rugs in your home, secure them with double-faced adhesive tape or place them over a rug-liner or choose rugs with nonskid backs to reduce the chance of slipping.
  • Avoid placing shag rugs around the home, as they can cause falls by getting caught on shoes.
  • Arrange the furniture in your home so that they provide open pathways, clear of obstructions.
  • Avoid having glass tables, which can be especially dangerous should you trip and fall onto one. Choose instead, sturdy wooden tables with rounded corners.
  • Keep your living room floor tidy from things you can trip over like toys, tools, or books.
  • Keep all telephone and electrical cords out of walkways, secure them out of the way.

6 comments:

Ria said...

Very true Uncle!

Ria
It's My Party
The Fashop
In My Home

Stephen said...

Nice sharing.

MonMon said...

Very helpful tips. I can use them!
Got back from leave. Joe and Rick are with me. Singit sila mamaya. Ako muna, tagal kong nawala.

MonMon said...

Very helpful tips. I can use them!
Got back from leave. Joe and Rick are with me. Singit sila mamaya. Ako muna, tagal kong nawala.

Rick said...

My living room is a mess! I need these tips!

Anonymous said...

Very useful tips!