Electrical Burns Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Electrical Burns? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.

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How to Prevent Electrical Burns


To help reduce your chances of an electric burn, take the following steps:

  • Use child safety plugs in all outlets.
  • Keep electrical cords out of children's reach.
  • Avoid electrical hazards by following manufacturer's safety instructions when using electrical appliances. Always turn off circuit breakers before making repairs to wiring.
  • Avoid using electrical appliances while showering or wet.
  • Never touch electrical appliances while touching faucets or cold water pipes.


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