I bet, you must be aware that falls are the number one cause of death in homes and also the leading cause of injury. Thus, it is imperative for us to protect our family and ensure that we follow some simple suggestions to ensure that our homes are fall-proof. They are very simple steps. In fact, I’m almost sure that they are simpler than following a stringent employee screening.
- On top of the list is the use of non skid pads under area rugs. The pads are meant to keep the rugs in place to prevent slippage.
- Keep a stepladder or a step stool handy when reaching high shelves, light fixtures or curtain rods. Ensure that the stepladder meets the OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) or ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards by checking the packaging before making a purchase.
- Stairwells and hallways should be well lit and check that stairway railings are fastened securely.