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Summer 2021 Safety Newsletter posted 9/3/21

MAXIMUM CARE INC.

SAFETY NEWSLETTER

SUMMER 2021

Topics include: Smoke Alarms, Autumn safety, Floods

Smoke Alarms

1.) Batteries-Smoke alarms should be tested monthly to ensure the batteries are still good and they beep when the button is pushed. It is good practice to change the batteries twice a year at least, a good practice is to change them with the clocks in the fall and spring.

2.) Dates- Check the dates on the smoke alarms they should be no older the 10 years old.

Autumn safety

As the summer winds down, it is important to keep some things in mind.

1.) Driving-

a. When driving between clients and on your own time, pay attention for children. They play closer to the roads during this time if the year due to the leaf piles, as they are more likely to play in leaves.

b. Always keep a safe distance behind the car in front of you. This is even more important in rainy conditions. Wet leaves on the pavement cause slippery road conditions. Making it harder for your car to get traction with the road.


2.) Fire Places

If you have a fire place it is good practice to clean out the chimney at the start of the fall season before you start to use it for the season, this will ensure that there is no buildup of cob webs, or there could have even been animals who built a nest in there. You should also shield the front of the fire place with a screen to block ashes from flying out on to furniture or rugs.


3.) Candles

While they give wonderful ambience to a room but can also pose a fire hazard. Per the National Candle Association, careless candle use accounts for almost 10,000 house fires a year. Never leave candles unattended and keep them away from pets and children.



Floods

With all the rain we have been having lately here are some helpful tips incase you find yourself in the middle of a flooded area.

  1. Do not drink flood water, or use it to wash dishes, brush teeth, or wash/prepare food. Drink clean, safe water

  2. Listen for boil water advisories. Local authorities will let you know if your water is safe for drinking and bathing.

  3. During a water advisory, use only bottled, boiled, or treated water for drinking, cooking, etc..

  4. When in doubt, throw it out! Throw away any food and bottled water that comes/may have come into contact with floodwater.

  5. Avoid driving through flooded areas and standing water. As little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.



As always any ideas for future topics for the newsletter please call or email Keri @ kerireese.maxcare@gmail.com or 610-264-2353!

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