Staying safe while decorating this holiday season

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Dr. Thomas Waters with Cleveland Clinic says that during the holiday season, medical professionals there typically see injuries related to falls, with lots of bumps, bruises and strains, along with lacerations, cuts and occasional broken bones.

Electrical injuries are also reported – which is why homeowners need to be careful with wiring. Be sure to closely examine your extension cords and outlets, so they’re not overloaded. It’s also a good idea to check your Christmas lights for any fraying or broken bulbs.

When it comes to putting decorations on your roof, it’s best to leave that to the professionals.

If you get hurt while decorating, it’s best to use your own judgement on whether it’s an emergency. However, the doctor says don’t hesitate to go to the hospital for any major lacerations or broken bones.