From 2009 to 2012, emergency rooms across the United States treated more bathroom injuries than chainsaw, ATV and lawnmower injuries combined. Each year, bathroom injuries send an estimated average of 400,000 people to the ER, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.
The National Safety Council is dedicating the second week of June – National Safety Month – to stopping slips, trips and falls. So here are some bathroom safety tips to help keep you securely on your feet:
Don’t Slip on the Bathroom Floor
Don’t Trip Getting In/Out of the Shower/Tub
Don’t Fall While Bathing
Of course, no matter how conscious you are of preventing slips, trips and falls in the bathroom, accidents and injuries are still going to occur. When they do, be sure to seek the appropriate medical treatment and correct any bathroom safety issues that contributed to the accident.
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