Safety Handouts and Information
Fireworks Safety – Fireworks lead to thousands of injuries requiring emergency room treatment each year. These dazzling, but dangerous devices can burn up to 1200 F and can cause burns, lacerations, amputations and blindness.
Food Safety – Summer Food Safety Tips Summer picnics can often bring unwanted guests. How is your food safety IQ? Food keeps safely at certain temperatures, do you know what they are? Do you know if you can refreeze partially thawed foods? Or, what about packing this weekend’s picnic– how long will things keep? The difference in safe eating and foodborne illness is a matter of proper purchasing, storing, serving and handling. When you get ready for this weekend’s celebrations, practice food safety.
Summer Safety – Summer Safety: Scooter, bike and pedestrian safety Scooters, bikes, in-line skates and skateboards are associated with numerous injuries yearly. –Wear a comfortable, properly fitted helmet bearing the label of an independent testing lab. Be sure that the helmet sits level on top of the head–not rocking in any direction–and always fasten the safety strap.
Teach Kids Bike Safety – 1. Never ride out into a street without stopping first. Nearly a third of car-bike crashes involving a young child occur when the child rides a bicycle down a driveway or from a sidewalk into the street and in front of a car. Kids must learn to stop, look left, look right, look left again and listen to be sure no cars are coming before entering a street. Look left that second time because cars coming from the left are on the child’s side of the street and are closer. Use your driveway or sidewalk to demonstrate this way to enter a street. Have the child practice the entry, looking left, looking right and looking left again. Make sure that they understand that because they see a car does not mean the driver sees them. They must always assume that the driver has not.
Water Safety – Extra caution should be used when around water, for children and adults. J Only swim in approved areas. J Always supervise children near water at all times and make sure that children learn to swim. J Check the depth of the water with a lifeguard before jumping in. J Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD (personal floatation device) when boating, jet-skiing, tubing or waterskiing. Air-filled swimming aids, like water wings or inner tubes, are not substitutes for approved PFDs. An adult should always supervise children using these devices. J Be sure to extinguish all smoking materials and shut down motors, fans and heating devices before fueling a boat. In case of a spill, wipe up fuel immediately and check the bilge for fuel leakage and odors. After fueling and before starting the boat’s motor, ventilate with the blower for at least four minutes.