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Commit a Minute: 100 Things to Make Your Home Safer

Safety doesn’t take a lot of time, but it does take thought and planning. Not sure how to Commit a Minute to Safety?

Pick one, 10 or 100 of the things below and get started today. You’ll see that sometimes it just takes a minute to avoid what could be a lifetime of regret. Click here and tell us what you commit to do

. Test each smoke alarm in your home
Replace the batteries in each smoke alarm
 Count how many smoke alarms you have in your house.
 If you do not have one on every level and near sleeping areas, purchase additional smoke alarms
 Designate an outside meeting place for your family (for example: the mailbox) in case of a fire or emergency Blow out candles before leaving the room or going to sleep
 Use a sturdy candle holder or hurricane lamp
Turn down your hot water heater to 120 degrees or less to prevent burns
Roll up your sleeves before you start cooking
Have oven mitts nearby when cooking
 Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove
Store all matches and lighters out of reach of children
 Put hot food and drinks near the center of the table only
 Put down your hot drink when carrying your baby
Test hot water with an elbow before allowing a child to touch
 Post your fire escape plan on your refrigerator
Put water on cigarette butts before throwing them away
 Unplug small appliances such as hair dryers and toasters after using them
Use flameless candles
Move anything that can burn, such as dish towels, at least three feet away from the stove
 Practice “Stop, Drop and Roll” with your kids
Schedule an appointment to have your furnace cleaned and inspected
 Look for the UL Mark when you buy appliances
Tell kids to stay away from the stove/oven
Turn space heaters off before going to bed
 Remove any gasoline from your home
Put non-slip strips in your tub and shower
Install night lights in the hallway Put a flashlight in each bedroom
Wipe up spills as soon as they happen to prevent slips and falls
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