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8 common safety hazards in a school

That first day of school is monumental and exciting for your child, but, as a parent, you can't help but feel nervous. For years now, you've been so focused on your child's safety. You protect him or her at every turn. Will your child be safe without you?

It's important to know that there are potential safety hazards in elementary schools. Keep these in mind when deciding what school your child should attend. Insurance experts note that these are eight of the most common:

  1. Cleaning products. Teachers may be tempted to store them in the classroom, where children have access.
  2. Chemical products, like white out or rubber cement.
  3. Fire exits that get blocked.
  4. No plan for an emergency. Ideally, schools should have a posted evacuation plan and they should carry out fire drills.
  5. Combustible items covering the walls. For instance, having too much paper on the walls can be a serious fire hazard.
  6. Excessive storage. Items that are stacked too high for lack of space, for instance, could be a fall risk.
  7. Air quality issues. These can lead to long-term respiratory problems.
  8. Unsecured furniture. You may have heard of cases in people's homes where dressers that aren't secured to the wall tip and fall on young children. This can be fatal and often sparks recalls. The same risk could exist in a school with unsecured file cabinets and other types of heavy furniture.

Your child can and should be safe at school. However, it is still important to look for potential hazards in advance and to know all of your legal options if your child gets injured.

Source: Resig, "Top 10 Safety Hazards," accessed Dec. 22, 2017

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