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    Prevention

    Since most scrapes are caused by accidents or falls, it is hard to prevent them. Some general safety tips may reduce your risk of injury.

    • Pay close attention to what you are doing.
    • Know how to use objects properly.
    • Have good lighting so you can see what you are doing.
    • Prevent falls in your home by removing hazards that might cause a fall.
    • Wear gloves whenever possible to protect your hands.
    • Wear other safety gear, such as glasses or boots, as appropriate.
    • Wear protective gear, such as hand, wrist, elbow, or knee pads and helmets, during sports or recreation activities.
    • Store dangerous objects in secure places away from children.
    • Teach children about safety, and be a good role model.

    Be sure to have a tetanus shot every 10 years.

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    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
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