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What can be done to prevent yard accidents[1]
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What can be done to prevent yard accidents[1]

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  • 1. What can be done to prevent yard accidents? <ul><li>In Swimming Pools </li></ul><ul><li>Use a self-closing and self-latching gate that opens outward around perimeter of your swimming pool. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise children closely when they are engaged in activities in or around a swimming pool. </li></ul><ul><li>Empty wading pools and turn them over after each use to prevent them from filling with rainwater and causing potential drowning hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce rules such as no running or horseplay around the pool area. </li></ul><ul><li>Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Keep steps, sidewalks, and patios in good repair. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t leave unraveled hose pipes in the yard - always wind them up so that children will not accidentally trip over them. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the backyard is free of sharp objects, debris, fallen tree branches, and exposed tree roots. </li></ul>
  • 2. <ul><li>Prevent Injuries playing equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Check play equipment for jagged edges, rust, and loose or broken parts. </li></ul><ul><li>Use soft material such as rubber, sand, or mulch under equipment to soften the blow of a possible fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Store lawn and gardening equipment out of the reach of children </li></ul><ul><li>Serious burns can occur from barbeque grills when they are in use. Keep children away from them until they are completely cooled. </li></ul><ul><li>Surround the perimeter of the backyard with a fence that is in good repair to prevent small children from wandering off. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the yard for hazards such as, animal feces, broken glass, garbage and metal </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent Bug Bites in the Backyard </li></ul><ul><li>Remove all standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. </li></ul><ul><li>, shirts with long sleeves, and socks. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the grass in your backyard mowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the backyard for ant hills and bee hives. </li></ul>
  • 3. What can a parent do to childproof the yard? <ul><li>Use child-friendly bug repellent to repel mosquitoes as well as other biting insects. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring children inside before dusk when insects are the worst. </li></ul><ul><li>If kids live in heavily wooded areas where ticks are common, dress them in long pants </li></ul><ul><li>Always provide secure hand rails so that children can maneuver safely up and down the steps. </li></ul><ul><li>Never leave ladders propped against the side of the house, always store them out of the reach of children. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't let children wear loose clothes, hoods, or drawstrings on swing sets, and climbing structures. This increases the risk of strangulation. Store lawn and gardening equipment out of the reach of children </li></ul><ul><li>Serious burns can occur from barbeque grills when they are in use. Keep children away from them until they are completely cooled. </li></ul><ul><li>Surround the perimeter of the backyard with a fence that is in good repair to prevent small children from wandering off. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the yard for hazards such as, animal feces, broken glass, garbage and metal. </li></ul>
  • 4. What other dangers can be found in a home in bedrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and living areas? <ul><li>Bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Bathrooms are extremely dangerous because: </li></ul><ul><li>Babies can topple into the toilet and drown. </li></ul><ul><li>Babies can turn on the hot water faucet in the bathtub and get burned quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Many items kept in the bathroom, like mouthwash and finger nail polish remover, are poisonous. </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchens </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchens have a number of potential safety hazards: </li></ul><ul><li>Hot items on the stove can spill and burn your baby. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawers and dishwashers can have sharp objects like knives and scissors in them. </li></ul><ul><li>Detergents, which are often kept under the sink, are poisonous </li></ul>

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