- December 31, 2018
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The place where we feel best– at house– is also where most smoking-material structure fires, deaths, and injuries take place. Smoking material fires are the leading reason for fire deaths and are preventable.Smoking products, consisting of cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an approximated 17,200 house structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2014. These fires triggered 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in direct home damage.
“Older adults are most likely to pass away in home fires than people of other ages,” according to Lt. Michael McLeieer, President and creator of E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety.”The fire and injury risks we face modification as we age and it is very important to adjust our homes so we can stay independent and safe. A fire or burn associated injury can be ravaging,” said McLeieer.McLeieer likewise advises children and other caretakers that physical and psychological changes take place in the aging process that might restrict the ability of older adults to react rapidly and correctly in an emergency situation. Modifications in vision, cognitive ability and movement may impact their safety.Here are some pointers to think about if you understand somebody who smokes: * If you smoke,
use only fire-safe cigarettes which are designed to extinguish more quickly
than standard cigarettes if overlooked. * If you smoke, smoke outside. The majority of deaths arise from fires that began in living spaces, household rooms, dens
or in bed rooms. * Never ever smoke when drowsy or under the influence of alcohol or after taking medication. * Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking cigarettes materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet. * When extinguishing smoking materials, use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from anything that can burn.
* Do not dispose of cigarettes in plants such as mulch, potted plants, or landscaping, peat moss, dried lawns, leaves or other things that might fire up quickly. * Before you toss away butts and ashes, make certain they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the very best way to do that.
* Never smoke while on medical oxygen. Never ever allow anyone else to smoke or use an open flame when house oxygen remains in usage. Medical oxygen can trigger products to spark more easily(furniture, clothing, and hair)and makes fires burn at a quicker rate and hotter than typical. * If you should smoke where oxygen is in usage: * Disconnect the oxygen * Wait 10 minutes * Go outside to smoke This offers the oxygen time to come off your hair and clothing into the open air. There is no completely safe way to smoke, however less dangerous than cigarette smoking indoors.Finally, numerous things in your
house can catch on fire if they touch a cigarette or ashes. Bed linen will ignite quickly so never ever smoke in bed. < a class =" add-magnify-icon"href= "https://www.wlns.com/news/safety-for-you/safety-for-you-keeping-our-aging-parents-injury-free/1677900192 "data-reveal-id ="modal-magnify-photo-1677894719"> Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material might not be released, broadcast, rewritten, or rearranged. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights scheduled. This material might not be released, broadcast, reworded, or redistributed.