While ‘tis the season to hang lights from atop your home and adorn your trees with homemade ornaments, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, some of these simple decorating activities can lead to emergency room visits and serious injuries.
Government officials estimate that more 13,000 people visited the emergency room for holiday-related injuries last November and December, an almost 10% increase from the year before. Injuries included falls from ladders, cuts from broken glass ornaments, and burns from Christmas tree fires. This year, take a few precautions to prevent these decorating disasters from happening to you. I've made a list of some of the things you can do to stay safe:
For more tips I encourage you to visit wintertime safety. Have a happy and safe holiday season.