An accident or injury can occur in any part of your home. Some safety hazards are obvious — such as a toy truck left lying at the top of the stairs. Others are not so easily identified — such as a stairway railing that has become loose.
To get started, click on a checklist below. Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home. You should answer "yes" to all of the questions.
- Kitchen Safety Checklist
- Bedroom Safety Checklist
- Bathroom, Laundry, and Garage Checklist
- Doors, Windows, Stairways, and Home Furnishings Checklist
- Electrical and Equipment Checklist
- Outdoor, Pool, and Other Safety Issues Checklist
Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD