This week the National Safety Council celebrated National Window Safety Week. This week serves as a reminder of the importance of year-round window safety and fall-prevention.
As spring arrives, we start opening our windows to let in some fresh air. So, this is the perfect time of the year to evaluate the safety of our homes as well.
Here are some simple window safety tips to consider.
Tip #1 - Make sure your windows aren't painted or nailed shut so you can get out in an emergency.
Tip #2: Keep furniture or anything children can climb on away from windows to lessen the chance of a fall.
Tip #3: Consider having softer bushes or extra mulch below your child's 2nd story bedroom window. It could save a life.
Tip #4: Insect screens keep out bugs, they don't prevent falls. If your window had ventilation limit latches, use them.
Tip #5: Don't install window A/C units in a child's bedroom. The window might be needed in case of an emergency.
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