Northern California Engineering Contractors Association


More than 20,000 people die in home accidents every year and about a third of all injuries occur there.

Holiday time can be a real killer if you do not follow safe practices — so — before you start to ‘Deck the Hails’ this year:

Check insulation on electric cords and inspect for any other damage before using them. Make sure your tree lights are approved — look for the Underwriters Laboratory tag. Never place electrical cords under rugs and do not overload circuits, match the plug to the outlet. Use a fireplace screen and NEVER burn a Christmas tree in the fireplace. Keep candies away from the tree.

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