Avoiding Accidents

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In this video about avoiding accidents, we learn how to make safe choices. This way we can to stop accidents before they happen. Since accidents often happen at home, we walk through the kitchen, bathroom, stairway and basement to see what we can do to avoid them.

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When it comes to accidents, we often don't look at what we can do until after it's already happened. Today, however, let's take a look at "Avoiding Accidents." Did you know that most accidents happen at home? Let's walk through a few rooms and see where they can happen. Let's start in the kitchen. There is a lot of cooking going on here, with full pots, hot stove tops and ovens that can easily burn someone who is not being careful. But not only that! See what's hanging on the wall above the blender? Sharp knives! You can cut yourself or hurt others. As a child, you should not be using knives. Responsible adults always hold a knife with the pointed, sharp edges downward away from their body and carry them blunt side first. Can you see what's in the basket on the shelf? It's too high up to see, so never climb on shelves. The cabinet could tip over, but you can ask someone who can reach it instead! Let's take a look at the bathroom. In the bathroom, wet tiles can be slippery and dangerous. You can easily fall with bare feet. Look, the window is still open! Should you try to reach the handle and close it? No, it's safer to ask someone who can reach. Do not climb on objects to reach things because you could fall. It looks like someone took a bubble bath, but what's on the edge of the bathtub? A hair dryer. And it's still plugged into the socket. Do you know what can happen? Well, electricity and water must never touch each other... because it could be very dangerous and hurt someone very badly. Hmmm, are these candies in the cabinet? That's strange, why would candies be in the bathroom? Stop! These are medicines. You should never take medicine without an adult! Even if it looks colorful or tasty! This cabinet should always be locked! Even detergents or dishwashing liquids can look like colorful drinks. But, do not drink them! Come on, let's walk down the stairs Slow down! Even holding the railing can end with a fall if you are racing and what's down there on the floor, a long cable and a carpet. You might trip! Always look carefully at what is in front of you! What else do you think could be dangerous in the hallway? The burning candle. As a child, you should never light a fire, nor should an adult leave one alone. A hallway is not the best place for a lit candle, especially not next to a big pile of paper books! Finally, let's go downstairs to the basement. Here are tools, paint buckets, bottles and jars. Some have danger symbols. This means "flammable." Whatever is inside can easily catch fire and burn quickly especially if there is a flame nearby. And this one, which is used for chemicals and cleaning supplies. It tells you that what's inside is toxic and can't be eaten. And what does the exclamation mark mean? It means irritant, so it can burn or bother your skin, eyes, and even breathing. Responsible adults are the only ones who should handle types of bottles with these warnings on them. Today we learned about many situations where accidents can happen at home. Now you know what to look out for and how to avoid them!