Safety in the home
Safety Tip Prevent an electrical nightmare. Unplug all small
appliances when not in use. Even an appliance that is not turned on,
such as a hairdryer, could electrocute you if it falls into water in a
sink or bathtub. -- Charles Stone
Bathtub: For the last month my housekeeper has been
cleaning my bathtub with Windex. I have fallen four times ... read more
water in a Microwave can be dangerous. There have been many
instances of people being scalded by a cup of hot water 'exploding'
after being heated in a microwave oven. Aparently the water can become
superheated; where the temperature is raised above boiling point, then
when the container is jarred or if coffee or an object such as a
teaspoon as added the water suddenly boils violently.
Road Safety Tips for Parents, Teachers and Children.
awareness should begin from childhood, as it is difficult to impart
awareness to a grown up human. If safety awareness is imparted in
childhood, safety will be a habit. So impart Road Safety and General
Safety awareness to your children during childhood itself. Better,
before the age of Six.
2. Video, Computer Games that
simulate Racing should discouraged by parents as it will develop racing
habit in children.
3. Don't allow your children
to watch Motor sports especially Racing.
4. Cinema, Serials and
Advertisements involving Racing, over speed / highly risky riding etc
should be watched by children ONLY with Parental Guidance. Warn them
about it's dangers when they are small kids itself.
5. Children below a certain
age should not be permitted to do cycling in busy roads and in roads
where heavy vehicles are plying.
6. Parents of children
residing near busy roads should keep the Gates closed always.
7. Do not give cycles and two
wheelers to your children until they are mentally mature enough.
8. Ensure that children use
Helmet while using Two Wheelers.
9. Back seat riders also
should use Helmet.
10. If Helmet is not available
do not accept the offer for a lift.
11. Don't forget to fix the
Chinstrap of your Helmet. Otherwise it will not help during an accident.
12. Ensure that your Helmet is
of good quality meeting standard specifications. Otherwise replace it
13. Most important method to
prevent road accidents is restriction of speed. 90 % of accidents can
be avoided by limiting speeds.
14. Always maintain safe
distance with the vehicle in front.
15. Don't let your children to
use mobile phones while driving / riding.
16. Ask your children to avoid
listening to music while walking / driving / riding on the road.
17. Ask your children to avoid
FM Radio, Media Players etc. while walking / driving / riding on the
18. When your family is
planning a new Car, go for a Yellow or other bright colored one. Avoid
the Black color as far as possible.
19. Buy ONLY Yellow colored
Cycle for your Children.
20. Never drink and drive.
Somebody is waiting for you at home.
21. Never use mobile phones
while driving / riding.
22. Avoid long trips during
night, as far as possible.
23. Insist that your child
uses bright colored dresses, if your child is going for an early
morning walk or cycling or walking on a road during night or if the
lighting is poor due to mist or some other reason.
24. If you are driving at
night, get refreshed at regular intervals by having a face wash or by
having a cup of Coffee or Tea. Somebody should ensure that you are
Gasoline fires: If you smell gas coming from beneath your
car, never check under it with an ordinary light. If any gas falls on
the light bulb, it could explode and cause a serious fire. Use a light
with a protective surface instead. (Such as a plastic transparent
do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a
religious conviction. ~~ Blaise Pascal