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ELECTRICAL SAFETY in the HOME – TEACH YOUR KIDS

Is your home in good condition…how does electrical safety in the home rate at your house?

Did You Know?
Electricity related incidents in the home annually cause approximately:

  • 300 electrocutions
  • 12,000 shock and burn injuries
  • 150,000 fires…from NSC, CPSC, AND OSH

There are two kinds of home fire safety risks:

  1. Risk of electrical shock
  2. Risk of electrical faults causing fire

Make your kids aware of the various areas of possible electrical problems in the home.
Here are some tips you can follow:

  • Teach your kids to NEVER put fingers or objects into electrical outlets, toasters, or any other appliance EVEN IF IT’S TURNED OFF!Protect your kids from getting shocks or worse. Cover unused outlets with child safety outlet covers.
    I neglected to do this and my son got shocked!
  • Keep appliances and cords away from kids, bathtubs and sinks.
  • Use plug covers on unused outlets.
  • Because electricity can travel down the strings on kites and balloons, have kids play with them only in open areas away from electrical wires, because they can cause shock or fire.
  • Teach children to recognize “Danger High Voltage” signs and stay away from power lines, sub-stations and pad-mounted transformers.
  • Don’t let kids climb trees near power lines.

To be sure that home builders have followed the best procedures with electrical installations, and that these are not later out of date, it would be a good idea to follow the practices of Asian countries.  There they run periodic inspections and give mandatory certificates to home owners.

In the U.S., certification of new developments are not enough because aging homes, or those built before 1973, don’t meet the current electrical demands of today’s world.

It is highly recommended to update or repair the electrical wiring in these older homes.
A few of the modern improvements to the electrical systems of homes are to:

  • Install contemporary circuit breakers that are made to automatically shut off when they detect a fire.Be sure to cover unused outlets with child protective outlet covers.
  • Consider tamper resistant outlets to protect small children from getting shocked or worse, electrocuted.
  • Indoor and outdoor wiring has specific building codes…make sure they are followed for maximum safety.

So by making some simple changes, and by teaching your kids about electrical safety in the home, you might be saving lives or in the very least, helping to prevent accidents and injuries.

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

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