Winter Safety Moment

by | Dec 12, 2011 | Safe Practices | 2 comments

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A Little Help Anyone!

I have been a safety nut for my entire adult life. My Emergency Medical profession has had me picking up the pieces of so many broken people over the years, I thought it only natural that I make this safety moment segment a regular portion of Levco’s BLOG.

Winter time brings all sorts of additional peril into our lives and to drive the message home, I have added a snip it of national statistics to prove my point.

  • 45% of home decoration fires start with candles.
  • 260 home fires begin with Christmas trees each year, resulting in 12 deaths, 24 injuries, and $16.4 million in property damage.
  • 5,800 people per year are treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls associated with holiday decorations.
  • 1,170 home fires began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees.
  • 3 top days of year for candle fires–Christmas, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Day.
  • 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms.
  • 3,300 home fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring about 270 more.

Turns out that there are others out there that are entirely focused upon safety and one of them is my friend Dr. Isabel Perry. She has a regular business of sharing her advice and is a nationally known speaker on the topic. The above information came directly from one of her newsletters!

My primary focus in life is being a professional Remodeler in Boise Idaho. I feel it is my responsibility as a professional to share these helpful hints and tips to keep my community and clients healthy and happy for years to come.

Disclaimer: Some of these images came from the WEB. If they are yours, and you object to them being used, please claim them and I will gladly remove and replace them at once.

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  1. Dr. Isabel Perry

    Thanks for the shout out regarding my monthly safety newsletter. However, there is an error. I do not charge for i; to receive a free copy, just go to my home page http://www.TheSafetyDoctor.com and sign up……………Glad you found the information of value!
    Isabel

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    • Joe Levitch

      Dear Dr. Perry, You are welcome. I find your topic and message very interesting and provocative. With your permission I would like to link back and share some of your wisdom with others who might not otherwise be aware. I cleared up any confusion by updating the post. I apologize for the error.

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