Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 39

worth avoiding the potential problems caused by caustics. • Don’t buy caustics in bulk. Extra caustics around the house only increase the risk of injury. Only purchase the amount you need, storing anything you bring home in areas that cannot be accessed by curious kids and pets. • Do not transfer products to different containers. Caustics should always be kept in their original containers. That reduces confusion and the risk of accidents. In addition, product warning labels on the original packaging will ensure anyone who needs to use the substance will be made aware of its potential safety hazards. • Follow directions carefully. All it takes is a simple spill for a caustic product to cause an injury. When using caustics, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and exactly. • Protect yourself. When using caustic products, wear gloves and safety glasses to reduce your risk of injury. In addition, open windows if the label advises doing so. • Do not use caustics near kids or pets. Never use caustics in front of children or pets. Kids and pets are naturally curious, and that curiosity may compel them to look for products they saw mom and dad using. Caution and caustic products must go hand-in-hand to avoid injuries and accidents around the house. Town Hall Estates nursing & rehabilitation ����������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������� Community Life 39