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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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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

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
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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
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
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DIVING

    • Learn the proper diving technique
    • Never dive in unfamiliar areas
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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
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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
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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
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HURRICANE-

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

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

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

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

  • a violent shaking movement of the earth’s surface
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