Starting Summer off right with a little General Safety and Awareness Presentation
SUMMER SAFETY TIPS
- Always supervise children when in or around water, especially with small children.
- Teach kids to swim. Swimming lessons can help protect young children from drowning.
- Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Your CPR skills could save someone’s life.
- Always swim in designated swimming areas. Swimming in unfamiliar areas, especially where there are hidden objects under water, like lakes or canals can be extremely dangerous.
SUN AND HEAT
- NEVER leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
- Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing, and DON'T FORGET THE SUN SCREEN.
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully. Choose morning and evening hours and keep track of SUN EXPOSURE.
- Beware of SUN BURN! PROTECT your skin and monitor for over exposure. TREAT SUNBURN IMMEDIATELY!
- Drink plenty of cool water and monitor for HEAT STRESS, especially in children.
- HELMET USE is the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes.
- Ensure proper bike fit for the child and that the bike is properly maintained. Make sure it has all the reflectors in place, brakes work properly, gears shift smoothly, and tires are tightly secured and properly inflated.
- RIDE on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against it.
- Use appropriate hand signals and RESPECT traffic signals; STOP at all stop signs and stoplights.
- DO NOT use headphones while on the road! Keep aware and observe your surroundings at all times!