A Bathroom With Safety Hazards
There are a lot of safety hazards at home that may harm your family, especially in the bathroom. Following just a few commonsense rules will help keep your bathroom a place of safety and relaxation. Poor lighting in the bathroom can result in trip and fall accidents. In addition, if medication is kept in the bathroom cabinet, poor lighting can result in accidental medication mix-ups. Use a lighted switch cover in your bathroom so everyone can easily locate the light switch. Also consider using a night-light in the bathroom and in the hallways leading to it. Keep in mind that prescription medicine or over-the-counter medications should not be stored in the bathroom. High humidity may reduce the effectiveness of some medications and keeping them in a safe location will prevent children from accidentally swallowing them.
Falling, tripping or slipping is a common cause of injuries in the bathroom. This can be due to water that may have spilt or splashed onto the floor or because of slippery surfaces in the bath or shower. The steam and humidity from a hot bath or shower also can make floor surfaces slippery. Avoid using bath oils that leave an oily residue. If you use these types of products, clean the bath after each use.