Do-It-Yourself Safely

To save money or test your creativity, you may consider tackling more home improvement projects yourself. Whether you’re painting a room or building a porch, it’s important to follow certain safety guidelines. More than 330,000 emergency room visits a year are due to injuries involving home workshop equipment, according to the Home Safety Council. Follow these important safety tips:

  • Use approved safety glasses to protect your eyes.
  • When using workshop equipment, make sure all clothing and jewelry fit closely.
  • Follow manufacturer guidelines on hazardous substances.
  • Declare all working areas kid-free zones. Small children should be kept far away from tools and debris.
While we hope you’ll never need our Emergency Departments or Children’s Emergency Center, they’re open to care for you and your family 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are staffed by expert doctors and nurses specially trained in emergency care. Gwinnett Medical Center is also accredited as a chest pain center and a stroke center.
Gwinnett Medical Center–Lawrenceville offers a full-service Emergency Department, including a Level II trauma center, the only trauma center in Gwinnett County.


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