Safety Council offers holiday tips

It’s not unheard of to wish someone a “safe and happy holiday season.” But how many of us are aware of all the potential dangers that come with decorating and celebrating special occasions?

The list is long and varied according to the National Safety Council, which addresses many of them on its website in this holiday post. The organization raises concerns about everything from food poisoning and house fires to falls and choking hazards.

When it comes to children, the organization warns parents to watch for dangers such as ornament hooks and poisonous plants, to put fragile or breakable ornaments toward the top of the tree and to keep candles away from little ones.

The organization has even created a list of some common hazards associated with celebrating the holidays called “The 12 Days of Safety.” The list reminds celebrants to remember to water live trees, check lights for frayed wires and other possible issues and to designate a sober driver.