As Americans hit the peak of summer travel, there are several ways to keep you and your family safe this summer whether you are “vacationing” or “staycationing”. Here are some ideas to address common summer safety issues brought to by Unitex and the National Safety Council.
Beat the Heat
Whether you’re working or playing outside in the summer, anybody not accustomed to the heat is at risk for a heat-related illness. Take steps to protect yourself:
- Wear appropriate clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat
- Take frequent water breaks
- Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15
- Never leave kids unattended in a vehicle
Practice Water Safety
More than one in five drowning victims are children 14-years-old and younger, and most incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub. Keep your kids safe in the water:
- Find age-appropriate swim lessons for your child, but keep in mind that lessons do not make your child “drown-proof”
- Don’t rely on lifeguards to watch over your children
- Never leave your child unattended
Fourth of July is one of the biggest events of the summer—but it can bring an increase in injuries. Fireworks cause an estimated 15,500 reported fires, including 1,100 structure fires. Be sure to use them safely and consider earplugs to protect your hearing from the big bangs and sometimes deafening explosions.
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