Our safety at home and at work is unquestionable to us as humans because, at every point in time, we aim towards ensuring that we are safe. In fact, we scold our children at times when they misbehave or enlighten them on the use of some electronic gadgets just to avoid unforeseen dangers. Safety is also usually ensured by organizations like banks, commercial parks, and event centers to mention a few. Aside these, the spread of diseases need to be considered as well because merely examining disease is a departure from the normal state of health. Then, there are several tips or things we must pay close attention to in order to ensure that we are safe at home, at work, on walk ways, etc. and to also ensure that the spread of diseases is cordially and consciously curbed. These tips majorly include but are not limited to the following:
- Caring for facilities and equipment after use.
The ability to clean or wash facilities after use will reduce the spread of diseases like diarrhea, respiratory disease, otherwise known as catarrh, hepatitis and some other infections. The rates at which some of these diseases spread in some communities are very high that almost everyone in the vicinity has a potential of contacting at least one of them. Diarrhea and respiratory diseases, in particular, are major disease one can easily contact for all use or misuse of these facilities.
- Regular washing of clothes and beddings
Washing clothes and some other beddings materials as at when due can help to minimise the spread of infectious diseases like respiratory infections, scabies, and several other skin infections.
- Disposing of waste water
Waste water from the bathroom, kitchen, toilet, etc., sometimes, leaks and flows around our assumed healthy environment. This can make people fall sick. This is due to the number of germs and insects that such waste water would breed. Bacteria that carry diseases can transmit diseases if people or animals come into close contact with contaminated water for drinking or cooking. So it is better advised that waste water should be properly disposed of. This is basically to ensure the safety of road users and people living within the community.
- Improving nutrition and food preservation method
Poor nutrition is another factor that contributes to people’s unhealthy living and this ignites the fact that people may have a high risk of getting obsessed, contracting diabetes and having renal disease. A healthy diet is usually dependent on the type of preservative used for preserving the meal before consumption. If the food is not properly preserved or it is mistakenly exposed to germs and bacteria, such food becomes unsafe for consumption.
- Reducing the effect of animals and insects infections and damages
Most people’s health is constantly affected through direct contact with animals, bacteria, and insects in the immediate environment.
Examples of these diseases are:
- Mosquito borne illnesses,
- Flies carrying trachoma bacteria that impact on eye health,
- Mice and rats attacking electrical cables and Lassa fever.
- Use of authentic safety gates
In our community today, people usually prefer cheap goods too costly ones forgetting the fact that the cheaper ones may not be authentic and safe. We must encourage the use of approved and authentic safety gates at the top and bottom of our stairs, and attach them to the wall if possible in order to ensure guaranteed safety.
- Paying close and absolute attention to children
So many parents are just careless of where their kids go to or where they play around even when they are within their reach let alone when they are far from them. As parents or guardian, we must give young children our total and undivided attention when they are around us or away from us, especially around water.
- Keeping the house free from sharp objects
Parents should ensure that sharp objects like knife, broken bottle, razor, writing objects, etc. Adults must keep their cubicle free from sharp objects, and make sure that babies do not use gadgets except they are being guided.
- Keeping the household at alert of dangers.
Parents need to develop and try to practice a fire escape plan in their various homes. This could be through ensuring that there is a smoke alarm on every region of the home. Carbon monoxide alarm may be installed in the home as well.
- Keep drugs away from the reach of children
Medicines should be stored in places that are not reachable for children within the home. Drugs should also be away from the sight of young children, even medicines that they take daily.