Home Safety Tips for Do It Yourself Projects

Many people are spending more time at home these days which provides the perfect opportunity to get household projects done. The most important thing to know before undertaking do-it-yourself, home improvement projects is how to protect yourself from danger. You can do so by following these safety tips:

  • Keep a working fire extinguisher near to you.
  • Do not overload extension cords
  • Keep a first-aid kit near to where you are working
  • It is best to work in a well-lit environment
  • Avoid having debris on the floor
  • If you are painting, keep the area well ventilated
  • Keep power tools away from children
  • Never leave power tools unattended
  • Wear protective clothing when working with hazardous materials
  • Proper placement of a ladder is very important. For every four feet of ladder height, keep one foot away from wall
  • Do not stand on top of a ladder
  • Wear protective eye gear
  • Always follow instructions included with any materials that you will be working with

By following the above recommendations you are helping to avoid any injuries. It is important to keep emergency numbers and your phone on you in case something unexpected occurs.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.