As we glide into 2011 our thoughts turn to things we want to improve upon in the new year. Many people vow to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthier, be kinder to the ones they love, or other high aspirations. Here at Health and Safety Source we’d like to suggest a different sort of New Year’s resolution. Why not vow to keep yourself and those you love safer? Below are some suggestions for things you can do to make 2011 a safer year:
- Train yourself and your loved ones in CPR. This CD is approved by American Environmental Health and Safety & American CPR Training, and is the most current and expansive video resource of its kind, featuring NEW American standards in basic lifesaving skills as set forth by the latest Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines.
- Have an emergency/and or disaster plan posted in your home. This website has a great, long list of free resources to help create your emergency plan. Also, check out this free 46-page guidebook from the Emergency Preparedness Center.
- Always have a first aid kit handy. You should have an up-to-date first aid kit in your home and one in your car. It should be as standard as a spare tire.
- Hold fire and emergency drills. This might sound silly to you but having your family practice what to do in case of emergency is no laughing matter. When disaster strikes you only have seconds to make the right decision. And each person in your family should be trained and ready to assist during emergency situations.
- Make sure your home is safe. Here are the top ten tips to assure your safety at home from the Home Safety Council.
Set aside some time this holiday weekend to make sure your home is safe for you and your family. The peace of mind you and your loved ones will experience afterwards is worth its weight in gold.