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06/02/16   |   By

June Is National Safety Month: What You Need to Know

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Safety consciousness has its rewards, as the avoidance of threatening situations minimizes risks to life and limb. The National Safety Month of June serves to remind the public of the hazards involving in many aspects of everyday living. Here are a few precautions to keep in mind.

Medication Tips

While medications can do much good, they also present dangers to those who take them and their families. Keep all drugs out of the reach of small children. Apprise your doctor of all prescription and over-the-counter pills you take to avoid drug interactions. Never take more than the recommended dosage.

Workplace Safety Tips

Being alert to potential perils can help protect you from harm on the job. Operate machines and use tools in the proper manner, and refuse to take shortcuts. Report any unsafe conditions to your supervisors, so they can take steps to remedy them. Take short breaks throughout the day to avert accidents that can occur from fatigue and loss of concentration.

Tips to Prevent Falls

A fall can cause broken bones and disability in a person of any age. Keep clutter from the floor, and clean up spills quickly. Secure floor rugs and mats that don’t lie flat. Make sure your work area and walkways at home have adequate lighting. Be extra careful when walking in inclement weather. For more information, see Preventing Falls, Head Injuries At Home: Safety Tips.

Emergency Preparedness Tips

You never know when you may encounter an emergency. Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver can be worthwhile endeavors, because these interventions could save someone’s life. Whenever you believe a person needs medical attention, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Did you get hurt recently? Call our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to discuss strategies for obtaining compensation for your damages.

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