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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: January 23, 2014
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