Since most scrapes are caused by accidents or falls, it is hard to prevent them. Some general safety tips may reduce your risk of injury.
- Pay close attention to what you are doing.
- Know how to use objects properly.
- Have good lighting so you can see what you are doing.
- Reference Prevent falls in your home by removing hazards that might cause a fall.
- Wear gloves whenever possible to protect your hands.
- Wear other safety gear, such as glasses or boots, as appropriate.
- Wear protective gear, such as hand, wrist, elbow, or knee pads and helmets, during sports or recreation activities.
- Store dangerous objects in secure places away from children.
- Teach children about safety, and be a good role model.
Be sure to have a Reference tetanus shot every 10 years.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 6, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine