Burn Prevention

Tips
  • Set your water heater at a temperature of 120 degrees or below.
  • Test bath water before placing a child in a tub.
  • Keep small appliances unplugged and away from water.
  • Turn pot handles in when cooking
  • Keep children out of cooking areas.
  • Wear snug-fitting sleeves and clothing.
  • Do not store frequently-used items above or near the stove.
  • Use care with microwaves, as they heat unevenly.
  • Follow the manufacturer's directions for candles or potpourri pots.
  • Store cleaning fluids and other chemicals according to package directions.
  • Power equipment and space heaters should be turned off and allowed to cool before refueling.
  • Avoid hot beverages or foods when near children.
  • Cover unused electrical outlets with childproof safety plugs.
  • Keep electrical cords out of reach.
  • Use a cool mist (rather than steam) vaporizer.
  • Store all toxic substances in a locked cabinet.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.
  • Do not allow fireworks of any kind in your home.
  • Never leave children unattended near fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters, or grills.