Learn tips to keep your home safe by visiting www.MySafeHome.org from the Home Safety Council. The room-by-room virtual safety tour shows you how to protect yourself and your family from the leading causes of home injury, including falls, poisonings, fires and burns, choking/suffocation and drowning.
By encouraging families to tackle safety dangers room-by-room and providing the simple steps they can follow, the Home Safety Council aims to curb the nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits that result from home injuries on average each year.
The Home Safety Council's research reveals that U.S. adults rank the kitchen, bathroom and stairway/hallway as the most dangerous rooms of the home. Although the majority of the adults surveyed recognize the presence of injury risks in these areas, nearly half (45 percent) admit they have not taken action to make any of the rooms in their home safer. Even if half of the adults do not use the safety tips, it is still helpful to those who want to learn how to better protect their home and their family.