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If you use an artificial tree or if you are hanging decorations, buy only non-flammable or flame resistant decorations and trees.
For more information on ladder safety refer to our Safety Hazards - Ladders section of OSH Answers.
Live trees quickly become dry and are a fire hazard. Most trees will last about 14 days. If you are decorating a live tree for the workplace, you may want to take it down before people leave for holidays.
If you are using a chainsaw to cut your own tree, be sure you are aware of the various safety steps and procedures.
Be merry, but be safe, and thus have a happier holiday season. Cheers!