Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Reduce your risk around holiday decorations.
It's a little early for me to be decorating our home for the December holidays, but others have already started.
As you pull out the decorations, ask yourself a couple of questions: How old are those holiday lights you're stringing along the roof line? You're using hooks rather than a staple gun, right? Are your extension cords rated for outdoor use?
The number of accidents connected with ladders and stringing outdoor lights is high. With a few reasonable precautions, you can significantly reduce your risk of fire or calling 911 for an ambulance.
For a good checklist that covers both inside and outside holiday decorating, print out this brochure from the Consumer Product Safety Commission..