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Safety to Observe while Holiday Decorating

Safety to Observe while Holiday Decorating

Published on: November 27, 2017

Categories: Safety

Many enjoy the festivities of the holidays by decorating. However, it is important to take safety into account when decorating. In 2012, over 15,000 injuries were reported from holiday decoration. By taking some necessary precautions, these injuries could be avoided.

Whether it be at home or in the office, it is important to observe safety practices throughout the year. Specifically, even though it may seem harmless, many decorations used can harm children, adults, and pets. Understandably some decorations are part of traditions, but this holiday, make sure those items are safe to use. Keep safety in mind when decorating with these items:


When decorating, make sure to use a proper step ladder, and do not stand on a chair or other furniture, to avoid the risk of falling and causing injury. Also keeps a clear path to avoid tripping and falling on decorations, wrapping paper, toys, etc.

The National Safety Council outlines, in their “12 Days of Safety”, tips for those celebrating to follow while decorating, cooking, and traveling. Check out the infographic here.

In addition to holiday decorating, remember to observe fire safety. December is the peak time of year for home fires, often caused by cooking, Christmas trees, or open flame candles. Remember to choose artificial trees, wreaths, and garlands that are marked fire resistant. If using a natural tree, water it well. More fire safety tips can be found here at

We wish everyone a safe and peaceful holiday season and New Year.

Source: 12 Days of Safety, Holiday Safety