COMMON HOLIDAY HAZARDS
Watch out for your kids.
Kids get excited, especially concerning a new place, new people, or new experiences. Many locations aren’t as childproof as your own home.
Most residential fires occur during winter, and it’s easier to get careless when you’re caught up in good company.
Dress and behave according to the season.
Stay warm in cold temperatures, and cool down in hot environments.
Prepare and guard yourself according to the activity.
before using it.
Candle Fires Are Rampant During Holidays\
Christmas, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Day are the top 3 days of the year for candle fires.
Children At High Risk for Electrical Accidents
According to the CPSC, 70% of child-related electrical accidents occur at home, when adult supervision is present.
Winter is Fire Season
The number of children injured or killed in home fires more than doubles during the winter months.(2)
Know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. Download the latest GPS data or obtain a new map. Check for construction detours, and consult the weatherman.
Let a trusted person know
where you are and leave them an itinerary and your contact info.
Never inform strangers of your travel plans.
Create the illusion that somebody’s always home
(see Home Safety Tips for more security tips and ideas)
If you’re driving,
keep these holiday safety tips in mind:
on your person; don’t look like an expensive target.
A VERY HEALTHY HOLIDAY
and second-hand smoke.
It’s a good time for your regular check-up
and vaccinations. We typically interact with more people during holidays, increases our chances of catching infections along with those hugs.
Always practice your good judgement.
That happens when you’re sober, and not under the influence of anything else.
and get regular exercise.
You already know stress isn’t healthy. Here’s a few tips to fight it off:
Wash your hands
often. You come into contact with plenty of people, and you’re handling unusual things (it’s not every day you’re setting up the Christmas tree).
separate raw food from cooked food.
at the proper temperature.
raw food (fruits and vegetables). Having a food safety training is one easy way on learning the proper food handling especially if you're in the food service industry.
leftovers promptly. Don’t leave perishable food out for more than a couple of hours.
in the fridge, not the counter.
plenty of fruits and vegetables, and limit sugary and alcoholic and fatty food intake.
Stuff with care.
If you’re stuffing a turkey or any other meat, prepare the stuffing and then insert it immediately and loosely. Whether it’s cooked inside or outside the main meat, be sure to cook it to at least 165 degrees F.