At Rolled Metal Products, we care about safety! We strive to make it a top priority and continuously train our employees

to prevent accidents and injuries.  Through the SafeStart program, we encourage our employees to take the knowledge

they obtain and not only apply it in the workplace but in their homes as well.

 

Throughout December we’ll be sharing some holiday safety tips for you, your family and friends (source: nsc.org):

 

 

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Decorating Safety

 

*Never use lighted candles near trees, boughs, curtains/drapes, or with any potentially flammable item.

 

*Wear gloves while decorating with spun glass “angel hair.” It can irritate your eyes and skin.

 

*When spraying artificial snow on windows or other surfaces, be sure to follow the directions

carefully. These sprays can irritate your lungs if you inhale them.

 

*Small children may think a plant looks good enough to eat, but many plants can be poisonous

or cause severe stomach problems.  Plants to watch out for include: mistletoe, holly berries,

Jerusalem cherry and amaryllis.  Keep all these plants out of children’s reach.

 

*When displaying a real tree, cut off about 2 inches off the truck and put the tree in a sturdy,

water-holding stand.  Keep the stand filled with water so the tree does not dry out quickly.

 

*Stand your tree away from fireplaces, radiators or other heat sources.  Make sure

the tree does not block foot traffic or doorways.

 

*Avoid placing breakable tree ornaments or ones with small detachable parts on lower branches

where small children or pets can reach them.

 

*If you use an artificial tree, choose the one that is tested and labeled fire resistant.  Artificial

trees with built-in electrical systems should have the underwriter’s laboratory (UL) label.

 

*Only use indoor lights indoors (and outdoor lights only outdoors). Look for the UL Label. Check lights

for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, and loose connections.  Replace

or repair any damaged light sets.

 

*Use no more than three light sets on any one extension cord.  Extension cords should be

placed against the wall to avoid tripping hazards, but do not run cords under rugs, around

furniture legs or across doorways.

 

*Turn off all lights on trees and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house.  Unplug

extension cords when not in use.

Next in our Holiday Safety Series – Ladder Safety