Preventing falls

By Charlie Ver Beek

If you spill on the floor, wipe it up right away

Having puddles of liquid and random food on the floor of a cooking range is a main source of slips and falls in the kitchen.

use a ladder or step stool to reach high shelf's

Trying to reach the top shelf on your own is dangerous and may result in thing on the shelf falling, the shelf breaking, you could fall, and the shelf could fall on you.

Be sure your rugs in the kitchen have a nonskid back

Some rugs that aren't non skid slip and slide under you and can result in a fall.

If the floor is wet, wait until it is dry until you walk on it

Wet floors are very slippery and are a main source of falls.

Keep commonly used items within easy reach

This limits having to stoop very low or reach up high.