9th Day of Wellness

Holiday SafetyHoliday Safety

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it seems like there’s never enough time to get everything done on the to do list. One thing that should not be overlooked, though, is safety. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to having a merry and safe holiday season.

Fires
During the winter holiday season according to the U.S. Fire Administration, home fires involving Christmas tress, holiday lights and other decorative light cause $25.2 million dollars in direct property damage each year.

Decorations
Decorating your home for the holidays and even the decorations themselves can cause injuries, too. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision, an estimated 7,500 people are treated for injuries ranging from falls, cuts and shocks.

Burglaries
Also at this time of the year is an increase in numbers of burglaries. For criminals, the holiday presents the perfect opportunity to take advantage of distracted homeowners, shoppers and vacationers.

Activity for Today:

To keep your holidays merry and safe, review the following safety tips: Deck the Halls Safely for All and Tips to Prevent Holiday  Burglaries.

Mark on your Calendar:

List a tip to avoid holiday burglaries according to the video above and one other holiday safety tip.