20 Safety Tips That Might Help You At Any Point In Life
Sometimes we do not have control over a situation – in that case, it’s better to accept things and move on. However, there are times when certain measures can be taken to make circumstances better. For that, we need awareness and knowledge of the things around us. And it’s important to keep a few safety tips handy.
A Redditor recently asked people “What is a safety tip everyone should know about?”, and people shared their valuable tips in the comment thread. Scroll below to see some of those answers and add your own safety tip in the comments if you want. Stay safe!
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“Around any body of water:
– Feet first first time – never dive unless you know how deep the water is.
– Drowning looks like climbing a ladder, and it’s silent.
– If you get into a dangerous current swim perpendicular to it.
– If you’re in water over your head, or in a dangerous current, flip, float, and follow.”
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“For women especially. If someone is making you uncomfortable or just giving off weird/creepy vibes, you never should worry about being “rude.” You don’t have to be nice/polite, your safety comes first.”
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“A falling knife has no handle.”
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Sleep with your doors shut at night (helps prevent fire spread/smoke inhalation)
Be able to crawl, blindfolded, out of every room in your house.
Make sure everyone in your home knows what to do in the event of a fire. Where to meet afterwards, etc.
If you have kids, explain to them that firefighters may look ‘scary’ in full turnout gear, but they can not be afraid of us.
Friendly reminder while I have your attention; check the batteries in your smoke detector. They truly are life savers.”
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“If you are the passenger, never put your feet on the dash. With or without airbags, don’t do it. Level 1 trauma hospital worker here. Seen a fatality of a passenger who had their legs on the dash during the collision. It literally shoved their (broken) leg back into them and their own leg bone (shard) pierced their chest cavity and heart.”
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“It is better to correct an unsafe friend than to bury one”
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“If you ever find yourself in possession of a firearm:
1. All guns are loaded, even if you just unloaded it.
2. Do not point the gun at anything you’re not willing to shoot kill/destroy.
3. Do not put your finger on the trigger unless you are trying to fire the weapon at that moment.”
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“If your child goes missing in your home, first check any spots that would be dangerous for them to be (near water heaters, sump pumps etc…) then check their common hiding spots.”
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“If you’re confronted, it’s far better to run away if at all possible rather than try to fight your attacker. Even if you think you are a badass.”
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“When walking down the street with a one-shoulder bag, keep it on the building side of your body — not the side on which people pass you. It makes the bag harder to slash/snatch.
If asked for the time on the street, don’t check your phone. Check your watch, but do so by lifting your wrist to within your field of view – don’t look down at your wrist. If you don’t have a watch, then say you don’t know the time.
Be cautious if a person asks you to look at something, like “that car behind you”.
Collectively these tips will help avoid some basic mugging tricks.”
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“Never EVER sneak up behind a horse, EVER.”
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“When boiling a pot of water, turn the handle inwards towards the center of the stove / counter. That way somebody (especially a kid) won’t come by and knock it over or grab it and pull it over on themselves.”
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“NEVER mix cleaning products.”
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“In these cold times. Don’t drive wearing anything you couldn’t walk a half mile in.”
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“Wear safety glasses when working. Wear safety gloves when working. Wear safety boots when working. Do not make excuses — one mistake can cost you your finger, eye, toe.”
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“If you get bitten by an animal that you even think is rabid get vaccinated RIGHT AWAY.
Rabies is a brutal way to go out and if you miss your window there’s not much nothing that can be done.”
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“You’re more likely to be attacked in a transitional space. Going into and out of buildings, cars, and especially between the two. You let your guard down because you’re thinking about what you’re going to do when you get there, not what you’re doing right now, and not what’s going on around you. Stay alert, stay safe.”
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“Don’t say, ‘Someone call an ambulance.’ Do it yourself, or directly tell one person to do it.
Don’t move someone injured unless there is an imminent danger to the victim.
Puncture wounds, the puncture object acts as a cork, leave it in until medics arrive and let them deal with it.
Learn cpr for adults and children, the same goes for choking techniques like heimlich.”
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“As a life long Floridian, I see this all the time here, and else where in the news. In the event of a disaster, stay the [hell] away from downed power lines!! Don’t walk along the street with them, don’t drive your car over them, don’t take selfies with them. They’re thunder noodles and have been known to kill.”
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“Worked in a machine shop. I was told the top three rules were these: 1) Know where the emergency stop button is on every machine. 2) If you wouldn’t touch it with your penis, don’t touch it with your finger. 3) If something falls, let it hit the floor (don’t try to catch anything falling).”