Summer Safety

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