No one starts out their day with the intention of getting injured. Usually suffering an accident is something which comes as a surprise when we least expect it. Even though it may be impossible to avoid getting hurt entirely, there are ways to decrease your chances of injury.
Here are some of the most common day to day injuries that occur and what you can do to avoid them.
Slips And Falls
All it takes is one wrong step, and it’s possible to fall and suffer a severe injury. Falling from the wrong angle can break bones, cause a neck injury, and even cause paralysis!
It’s important to keep an eye out for obstructions when you’re walking in unfamiliar places. Don’t be a product of someone else’s negligence. Always look at least three meters ahead of you when walking, especially if you are near vehicles.
If you’re a senior citizen, it’s especially important to take extra care when walking since you can cause even more damage to your body since you’re more fragile. Even though you may not want to admit that you are having more difficulty getting around in your older age, it may be time to consider walking with a cane or a wheelchair. Breaking your hip is a painful and expensive injury which can easily be avoided by taking the proper precautions.
People getting poisoned happens more often than you think. People fail to read labels correctly or mistake one item for another. As a result, they ingest something which leads to them needing emergency medical attention.
If you use the container of a harmless substance to fill with a dangerous one, always make sure that you label it in bold lettering. This can avoid someone innocently making the mistake of poisoning themselves as a result.
The average person is gets burned about five times a year. If you’re cooking, you should always make sure that you turn the pot handle away from the edge of the stove and always be careful about pets and children in the kitchen with you.
Be aware when handling flammable substances and always make sure that you are adequately equipped with preventative fire gear like an extinguisher.
Although it’s common to suffer minor cuts on a daily basis when you’re cooking or accidentally graze against a sharp object, there are many situations where a seemingly innocent cut turns into something much more serious.
Always make sure you’re looking when using sharp objects, and be aware of your surroundings if you’re around things which have the potential to cut you. One of the most effective ways to avoid any kind of injury is simply to remain aware and consider risks before taking action.