What is the safety topic for December?

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Safety Topic Links to OSHA Guidelines & Articles
(Preventing) Fatigue Prevent Worker Fatigue OSHA: Worker Fatigue Prevention
(Worker) Fatigue OSHA: Worker Fatigue Hazards OSHA: Worker Fatigue Limitations
Winter Weather OSHA: Winter Weather Hazards & Precautions OSHA: Winter Weather Guide

How do you keep a Christmas tree safe?

Safety Tips

  1. Use of lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, will reduce drying of the tree.
  2. Always inspect light sets prior to placing them on the tree.
  3. Do not overload electrical circuits.
  4. Always turn off the lights when leaving the house or when going to bed.
  5. Monitor the tree for freshness.

How do you make Christmas lights safe?

10 Christmas Light Safety Tips You Need to Read Now

  1. Never leave your lights on unattended.
  2. Consider using LED lights instead of incandescent lights.
  3. Be mindful of where you place candles.
  4. Indoor and outdoor lights are not interchangeable.
  5. Only use three light strands per outlet.
  6. Get rid of old lights.

Are there any special fire safety concerns during Christmas?

NFPA provides a wealth of safety information to help ensure the holiday season is a safe one. Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one.

How do you stay safe around the holidays?

Watch how much you drink; never drink and drive….If you’re traveling:

  1. Put a holiday hold on mail and newspapers.
  2. Ask a neighbor to watch your home, shovel snow and park in the driveway from time to time.
  3. Do not broadcast your vacation plan on social media.
  4. Get an automatic timer for your indoor and outdoor lights.

What are some good safety tips?

The 2019 Top Ten Safety Tips

  • Use tools and machines properly.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be safe in the cold weather.
  • Follow procedure, don’t take shortcuts.
  • Wear your protective gear.
  • If you see unsafe conditions, let a supervisor know.
  • Take breaks.
  • Stay sober.

How safe is a real Christmas tree?

Of the roughly 354,000 home-structure fires that occur in the U.S. each year, about 160 are attributed to Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association. While the risk is small compared with other culprits (like kitchen fires), it does exist.

How do real Christmas trees catch fire?

Of those reported home fires, nearly half of them were caused by lighting or an electrical issue, 20% of which were decorative Christmas lights. Nearly 20% of other fires were caused by a heat source, like a candle, being too close to the tree, and around 40% happened in living rooms.

Is it OK to leave Christmas lights on all night?

It’s okay to leave outdoor Christmas lights on all night. However, using a timer to turn them off late at night saves energy. LED Christmas lights are safer to leave on than traditional lights because they produce much less heat. Leaving outdoor Christmas lights on all night usually does not pose any safety issue.

What safety rules must be kept while decorating?

Top 12 Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

  • Keep live trees away from heat sources.
  • Hydrate your tree.
  • Fake it!
  • Don’t burn wrapping paper in the fireplace.
  • Work as a team.
  • Double-check your lights for safety.
  • Power down before you turn in.
  • Prevent electrical cord damage.

What are some fire safety tips?

Top Tips for Fire Safety

  1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  2. Test smoke alarms every month.
  3. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  4. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP.

How can we prevent fires during the holidays?

Celebrate Safely: Enjoy the Holidays and Avoid Fire Hazards

  1. Cook With Care. Fourty-seven percent of home fires start while cooking, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
  2. Pay Attention to Indoor Decorations.
  3. Use Outdoor Light Displays Responsibly.
  4. Don’t Forget Lighters and Matches.
  5. Use Fireworks Appropriately.

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