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Home Safety

GENERAL HOME SAFETY

  • Have working smoke detectors on each level of your home; check them regularly.

  • Keep stairs, halls, and exit areas free of clutter.

  • Stairways and halls should be well lit.

  • Emergency phone numbers should be posted by phone.

  • Have at least one telephone located where it would be accessible in the event of an accident that leaves you unable to stand.

  • Store all chemicals and cleaners in areas that children cannot reach.  All chemicals should be clearly labeled.

 

BATHROOM SAFETY

  • Do not use electrical appliances in the bathtub or shower.

  • Use rubber mats or non-skid strips on the floor of the bathtub or shower.

  • Keep medicines clearly labeled.  Throw away prescriptions that have expired.

 

FIRE SAFETY

  • Have a planned fire exit route.

  • Do not smoke when using oxygen; do not smoke in the same room oxygen is stored.

  • Do not smoke in bed.

  • Have fire extinguishers available in all cooking areas.

  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.

  • When heaters are in use, make sure that the room is well ventilated.

 

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Plugs and sockets should fit firmly and require some force to insert and remove.

  • Do not overload outlets or circuits.

  • Always grasp the plug to remove it from the outlet.  Never pull on the cord.

  • Avoid using extension cords and never overload them.

  • Check cords for fraying, bare wires, or other defects, especially at the point where the cord attaches to the equipment.

  • Never run a cord across the sink, over a wet floor, or under a rug.

  • Disconnect equipment that sparks, stalls, blows a fuse or gives the slightest shock.

  • Report equipment malfunctions to SP MEDICAL SUPPLY, LLC.

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