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SAFETY AT HOME AND AT WORK. UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES: An injury resulting from an unexpected event, or accident ACCIDENT CHAIN- a sequence of events that leads to an unintentional injury. ACCIDENT VIDEO. PREVENTING FIRES 1- Never leave a candle burning unattended

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Safety at home and at work

SAFETY AT HOME AND AT WORK


Safety at home and at work

  • UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES:

    • An injury resulting from an unexpected event, or accident

    • ACCIDENT CHAIN- a sequence of events that leads to an unintentional injury


Safety at home and at work

  • ACCIDENT VIDEO


Safety at home

  • PREVENTING FIRES

    • 1- Never leave a candle burning unattended

    • 2- Store matches and lighters out of the reach of children

    • 3- Make sure that a person doesn’t fall asleep while smoking

    • 4- Keep stoves and ovens off

    • 5- Replace frayed electrical cords

Safety At Home


Safety equipment

  • Smoke alarm-

    • an alarm that is triggered by the presence of smoke

  • Fire extinguisher-

    • a portable device that puts out small fires

SAFETY EQUIPMENT


Preventing falls

  • Keep stairways lit, and clean

  • Keep the floor clean (no clutter)

  • Bathtubs / showers mats and rails

  • No cords where people walk

  • Safety latches for children

  • A sturdy step stool for reaching things in high places

PREVENTING FALLS


Preventing electrical shock

  • Unplug an electrical appliance immediately if anything seems to be wrong

  • Inspect cords periodically

  • Do not run cords under carpet or rugs

  • Never use an electrical appliance or power tool if you or floor is wet

  • Check outlets and extension cords to make sure they aren’t overloaded

  • In homes with small children, cover unused outlets with plastic protectors

PREVENTING ELECTRICAL SHOCK


Preventing poisoning

  • Keep in childproof containers

  • Store all chemicals in their original containers

  • Never mix household chemicals

  • Use products that give off fumes in a well-ventilated area

  • Make sure there is adequate ventilation when using fuel-burning appliances

PREVENTING POISONING


Firearm safety

  • Never point a firearm at anyone

  • Treat firearms as if they were loaded

  • Store firearms unloaded and locked up

FIREARM SAFETY


Safety at home and at work

  • OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

    • The agency in the federal government that is responsible for promoting safe and healthful conditions in the workplace


Recreational safety

1- Know your limits

2- Bring supplies

3- Wear protective clothing

4- Tell people your plans

5- Plan ahead for the weather

Heat exhaustion- an overheating of the body that results in cold, clammy skin and symptoms of shock

Hypothermia- a condition in which body temperature becomes dangerously low

RECREATIONAL SAFETY


Heat exhaustion

HEAT EXHAUSTION


Hypothermia

HYPOTHERMIA


Frostbite

FROSTBITE


Water safety

  • Swimming

    • Learn how to swim. Always swim with a buddy

    • Swim only in designated areas

    • If you get a cramp, relax, float, and press and squeeze the muscle until it relaxes

WATER SAFETY


Safety at home and at work

  • DIVING

    • Learn the proper diving technique

    • Never dive in unfamiliar areas


Safety at home and at work

  • BOATING AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

    • Learn how to handle a boat or PWC correctly

    • Always wear a lifejacket

    • Return to shore in bad weather

    • Never ride in a boat or PWC with an operator who has been drinking


Lake river and ocean safety

  • Swim in supervised areas only

  • Enter water feet first

  • Watch for marine warnings

  • Be aware of your surroundings

  • Plan ahead

LAKE, RIVER, AND OCEAN SAFETY


Safety on the road

  • 14% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 15 and 20

    • 21% of these drivers were drinking and driving

    • 80% of these drivers were not wearing seat belts

SAFETY ON THE ROAD


Auto safety

  • Vehicular safety-

    • obeying the rules of the roads, as well as practicing common sense and good judgment

AUTO SAFETY


Safety at home and at work

  • 1- Pay attention to your vehicle

    • Gas/mirrors/seat belt

  • 2- Pay attention to other drivers

    • Drive defensive

  • 3- Pay attention to road conditions

    • Ice/rain

  • 4- Pay attention to your physical state

    • Sleepy/tired

  • 5- Pay attention to your emotional state

    • Angry/sad


Safety at home and at work

  • ROAD RAGE- a practice of endangering drivers by using a vehicle as a weapon


Safety at home and at work

  • SEVERE WEATHER-

    • harsh or dangerous weather conditions

  • EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT-

    • a group of items that can be used for a short time until an emergency situation has stabilized


Safety at home and at work

  • HURRICANE-

  • a powerful storm that originates at sea, characterized by winds of at least 74 miles per hour, heavy rains, flooding, and sometimes tornadoes


Safety at home and at work

  • FLASH FLOOD-

  • a flood with great volume and of short duration that is usually caused by heavy rainfall


Safety at home and at work

  • TORNADOES-

  • a whirling, funnel-shaped windstorm that drops from the sky to the ground and produces a narrow path of destruction on land


Safety at home and at work

  • BLIZZARD-

  • a snowstorm with winds of at least 35 miles per hour


Safety at home and at work

  • EARTHQUAKES-

  • a violent shaking movement of the earth’s surface


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