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.
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