Injuries in the home cause more deaths than car crashes and workplace incidents combined. Nearly 55,000 unintentional-injury deaths and 13,000,000 serious injuries occur in homes every year. We tend to overlook the risks, but the home is actually one of the most dangerous places around.
Most home injuries are avoidable. Don't wait for mishaps and injuries to come to you! Be proactive about safety in your home. Our own Dan Hannan, CSP, of Associated General Contractors of Minnesota helps you protect what you value the most — your family. The safety procedures in this book are illustrated with high-quality images and will show you how to:
No one wants to be hurt due to a bad fall from a ladder or an electrical short (the two most common causes of home injuries). Starting today, you can become more safety conscious and recognize hazards before they harm you, your partner, children, parents — anyone. Starting today, you can make your home safe — as it should be.
- control risk by identifying and eliminating obvious and hidden hazards
- get the whole family involved in making the home a safe place
- use inspection checklists to stay up-to-date with your safety commitments
- access reliable web-based resources that can provide even more help
Hunter House, 2011, 162 pages. Forward by Bob Vila.