holiday safetyThe holiday season is on its way. We are all looking forward to memorable times with family and friends, sitting around the fire and opening presents or eating turkey. For many, the holidays also mean putting on decorations, and putting up decorations means climbing a ladder.

Holiday Accidents Happen

Each year, the number of accidents increases around the holidays. In fact, according to acting chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Robert Adler, “There are about 250 injuries a day during the holiday season. Adding safety to your checklist can keep a holiday tradition from becoming a holiday tragedy. Keep Christmas trees watered well, don’t leave candles unattended and use caution whenever you are on a ladder.”

Training Tips

We can all be a little more diligent to prevent injuries this year. Here is a great article from the CPSC that goes over some DOs and DON’Ts to help you make it through the season accident free. This holiday safety information is helpful for anyone. Feel free to use it for you and your family. You may also find it helpful to train your team to help them stay safe this holiday season