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2012 District Lesson Seven Principles of Healthy Housing keep it safe. CECP Core Competencies: Housing and Environment. Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project:

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cecp core competencies housing and environment
CECP Core Competencies: Housing and Environment
  • Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project:
  • “The initial focus is curriculum for professional development competencies. The intent of the project is to increase the breadth and quality of training while using human and financial resources more efficiently.”
  • These are just some essential concepts that apply to Keep it SAFE.
  • Home Safety and Accessibility
  • The physiological changes of children and adults.
  • The relationship between physiological changes and the home environment.
  • The ways in which families can be assisted in conducting health and safety risk assessments in the home.
  • The common causes of home accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

http://srpln.msstate.edu/cecp/resources/core_fcs.htm

seven steps to a healthy home
Seven Steps to a healthy home
  • Keep it Dry
  • Keep it Clean
  • Keep it Safe
  • Keep it Well-Ventilated
  • Keep it Pest-free
  • Keep it Contaminant-free
  • Keep it Well-Maintained
why do we care
Why do we care?
  • “Of all nonfatal unintentional injury events,
    • 42 percent occur in the home, translating to nearly 12 million nonfatal home injuries each year.
    • In addition, emergency departments treat more than 10 million home injuries annually,
    • And an average of 11 million home injuries are seen by a private physician.
    • In total, unintentional home injuries account for nearly 21 million medical visits on average each year.”
  • Includes falls, burns, poisonings, fires and burns, choking and suffocation, drowning and submersion.
keep it safe
Keep it safe
  • Store poisons out of the reach of children and properly label
  • Store products in the original, labeled container… Never put chemicals in food containers
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Keep it safe
  • Secure loose rugs

See how this small rug at a doorway goes from being in place to being easily bunched up? It is small and there is nothing to hold it in place. This is a slip and trip hazard.

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Keep it safe
  • Keep children’s play areas free from hard or sharp surfaces

TIP: Try getting down on the floor and crawl around to see things from a child’s perspective

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Keep it safe
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keep fire extinguishers on hand.
keep it safe focus on falls
Keep it safe: Focus on Falls
  • According to the Home Safety Council:
  • “Falls alone account for one-third of all unintentional home injury deaths,
  • More than 40 percent of all nonfatal home injuries,
  • And more than one-third of all injuries resulting in an emergency department visit.”
activity
Activity
  • Rearrange or remove belongings to eliminate clutter and overcrowding
  • By rearranging or removing belongings, you can…
        • Help prevent falls from tripping
        • Clear a path for emergency professionals that have to enter your home (you might want to consider making a path large enough for a stretcher to fit though
        • Make your life simpler!
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tool
  • To do the next activity, you’ll need a tape measure that is easy to handle and at least 36” long
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