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Summer Safety

By: Alyssa Perot-Heltz | May 1, 2017

Summer is fast approaching and soon we will be slipping and sliding, swimming and enjoying fun summer weather. However, don’t let your outdoor fun turn into a serious injury. Follow these safety tips to ensure you and your family are safe this summer:

Water Safety:

  • Never leave children unsupervised in the water

  • Always wear a lifejacket when boating

  • Never swim alone

Outdoor Safety:

  • Always wear sunscreen and insect repellent

  • Beat the heat and dress infants and children in loose, light colored clothing

  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, even if the windows are cracked

  • Stay hydrated

  • Watch-out for poison ivy

  • Check playground equipment before letting your children play on it

Firework Safety:

  • Only light one firework at a time

  • Watch any children handling sparklers

  • Always keep a bucket of water nearby

  • Soak all fireworks in water before disposing of them

  • Remember, fireworks are hot!

For more on summer safety, visit these sites:

National Safety Council

Center for Disease Control

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