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..

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