Preventing Home Accidents – A Quick & Easy Guide by Dan Hannan – Book Review
Spring is here! For many of us, that means a home improvement project of some type is on the horizon. Whether that project entails cleaning out your closets or garages, remodeling your kitchens or bathrooms, or improving your outdoor spaces, I have one very important question to ask:
As you plan your project, have you made safety a priority?
If the answer is no, I encourage you to think again!
I just read Preventing Home Accidents – A Quick & Easy Guide by Dan Hannan, CSP and was shocked to learn that many of our homes more closely resemble dangerous hazard zones than castles!
Consider these statistics. Each year, approximately:
• 46% of all accidental deaths occur in the home, causing more deaths than car and workplace accidents combined!
• 55,000 homeowners fall victim to fatal injuries in their homes.
• 13 million homeowners suffer disabling injuries as a result of accidents in the home.
Now, here’s the kicker. With just a little foresight, planning, and know-how, nearly 80 percent of all injuries and accidents caused in the home could have been prevented by the homeowner themselves!
Clearly, we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to learn all that we can about home safety and to put that information into use!
That’s where Preventing Home Accidents comes into play. This book explains, in easy-to-understand language and clear, step-by-step instructions – everything a homeowner needs to know to raise their safety awareness and protect themselves and their loved ones. There are color photos throughout the book, as well as handy tables, checklists and resource guides. Consider this a must-have resource for every home!
You’ll find the following topics addressed in this book:
- Safety – A Family Affair
- Know Your Castle
- Safety Basics
- Fall Hazards
- Electrical Hazards
- Chemical Hazards
- Fire Prevention and Preparedness
- Hand and Power Tools
- Personal Protective Equipment
- The Weekend Warrior
- Emergency Planning
- Indoor Air-Quality Exposures
- Working and Playing in the Yard
- Hazard Hunt
- Master Inspection Schedule
Bob Vila writes in the Forward:
Whenever I’m asked what’s the most important consideration when tackling a do-it-yourself or home improvement project my first response is safety…
I understand that reading about fire alarms, chemical spills, and mold might not sound as exciting as curling up with a good novel – but trust me, the time you invest reading this book is worth every minute!
Buy this book. Read it. Share it with your family and friends. Put the information you learn into practice. Who knows? The information you learn in this book might save your life – or the life of someone you love!
About Dan Hannan
Dan Hannan is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) trainer who has worked in the safety and health profession for 23 years. Dan believes that homes are far more dangerous than they need to be, and is currently adapting the knowledge and expertise he gained in the workplace to the home environment. His goal is to help you create the safest home that you can.
For More Information:
- Visit Dan’s Home Safety Website
- Read Bob Vila’s Forward To The Book
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Hunter House Publishers through the Library Thing Member Giveaway Program for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.