Four Tips to Avoid Electrical Burns at Home
The American Burn Association (ABA) is celebrating National Burn Awareness Week from February 7-12, 2021. This year’s theme is Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap (A-Z)!
More than 73% of burn injuries occur at home. You and your family can be safer by following these helpful tips:
- If you’re doing work outdoors on a ladder, take note of where the overhead power lines and avoid them.
- Use covers on electrical outlets to keep fingers and other items out.
- Never overload outlets or power strips with too many cords.
- Keep electrical cords and device chargers away from sources of water, like bathroom sinks and showers.