Dear Friend, Many people think of their home as a safe place for themselves and their loved ones. Unfortunately, injuries occurring on residential property result in nearly 21 million medical visits and 20,000 deaths each year1. It is important that you and your family be aware of potential hazards that may exist in your home and the ways to keep your environment free from danger. This month’s Item of Value outlines the most common causes of unintentional home injuries and deaths. It also provides ideas you can implement to make your dwelling safer, such as ensuring that you have an emergency evacuation plan and checking for recalls on potentially hazardous items commonly found in residences. I hope that you find this information helpful. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.