Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

Make It To The New Year Safely With These Guidelines

‘Tis the season to trim the tree, pour the eggnog, sing classic holiday songs, and generally be jolly. In the midst of the season’s festivities, it can be easy to let safety slip into the background. With added electrical hazards, increased traffic accidents, and a higher percentage of identity thefts this is a time of year when we should emphasize security. Bear these few safety tips in mind for a merry and bright holiday season.

  1. While Decorating: Before you bring your holiday décor visions to life, check any strands of lights for frayed wires and broken bulbs. Refrain from stringing more than three strands together and be sure your outlets do not get overloaded. Opt for flameless, battery operated candles and cooler-running LED lights when possible to minimize fire hazards.
  2. While Cooking: Always set a timer when you are cooking so you do not forget anything in the oven with all of the hustle and bustle of the season. With longer cooking times and higher temperatures on holiday roasts and desserts, the kitchen can be a dangerous place if you get distracted.
  3. While Shopping: Protect yourself by keeping a copy of all identification, credit, and debit cards at home. In the event anything gets stolen, you will have easy access to the information you need to report the missing cards. If you are shopping online, only use your secure personal network and password protect whenever possible.
  4. While Celebrating: Make sure you designate a driver to stay sober or keep a cab company’s number saved in your phone so you can arrive safely home.

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