Five tips to avoid accidents at Christmas in your home

Five tips to avoid accidents at Christmas in your home
In this season of celebrations and holidays of end of the year increases the risks and likely to have a road accident or at home, for which it is necessary to follow a series of recommendations to prevent death.

According to data from the Federal Ministry of health (Ssa), in December s increases even in 10 or 15% the number of deaths due to injuries caused by car accidents and burns, followed by gastrointestinal problems by the excessive consumption of food and drink of the season.

Data published by the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), ensure that the most vulnerable groups suffer a mishap are children and older adults, by which, together with the Secretariat, have issued a series of recommendations to the population in general to reduce such risks:

1 avoid the manipulation and use of fireworks, bonfires, fires or other appliances that generate heat. This is the main cause of burns and skin conditions. Keep children away from these risks and in the event of an injury, go to an emergency and do not use home remedies.

2. If you have planned departure, a previous revision and maintenance of the car is required, prepare a first aid kit. To leave your home, check and closes the gas or water pipelines and disconnects the power. Whenever possible, charge a neighbor or family member home.

3. with the increase in vehicular flow, not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, remember to always use the belt safety and child seat porta-infantes; in the case of motorcyclists, use helmet and proper protections. Avoid distractions when driving as a cell phone, loud music and television screens.

4. in order to reduce the chance of a mishap in your home, turn off Christmas lights before going to bed or leaving, not weld overlay electrical connections in a single contact and put your Christmas tree away from heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.

5. during the festivities and Christmas and new year’s dinners, try a moderate consumption of food and alcoholic beverages. Be careful in the preparation of the dishes and the use of kitchen utensils. Do not overdo on fats, sweets, and irritants such as the spicy. Performs some type of activity such as walking and constantly monitors the children and older adults.

These actions, in addition to avoiding damage, will help influence in strengthening the culture of prevention and the adoption of safe practices to prevent accidents and injuries.