September 28, 2020

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

July 2020

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Summer is a great time to head outside and enjoy the weather, however, safety should always be a top priority. Follow these tips to keep your family safe and healthy this summer.


Fun in the Sun

  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
  • Look for sunscreens labeled “broad spectrum” or “blocks UVA and UVB”
  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas and make sure to reapply at least every 2 hour

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/sun-exposure

Safe Cycling

  • Wear a helmet!  This applies to everyone!
  • Ride with the flow of traffic, and if riding with a group, stay single file
  • Wear bright, reflective gear
  • Keep your head up and remain alert

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer/bicycles#:~:text=Follow%20These%20Rules%20of%20the,car%20doors%20and%20other%20hazards

Water Safety

  • Even if a lifeguard is present, you (or another responsible adult) should closely supervise your children
  • Teach children to ask permission to go near water
  • Children, inexperienced swimmers, and boaters should all wear life jackets
  • Fence pools and spas with four-sided fencing

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety.html

Bites and Stings

  • Wear insect repellent containing diethyltoluamide (DEET) when spending time outside. For children, do not use repellents that contain more than 10 percent DEET
  • Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants that are tucked into socks to protect against mosquitoes and ticks
  • Do not swat at bees or wasps; instead, stand still and let them fly away
  • Frequently check yourself and your children for ticks
  • If a tick is found, remove it as soon as possible. Using tweezers, grab the tick as close to the skin as possible, then pull the tick up and out

https://www.chp.edu/injury-prevention/safety/home-and-yard/insects