Summer Safety Tips

kids swimming and having a healthy summerWisconsinites live for the fun of summer. After months of anticipation, though, summer shouldn’t be a series of ER visits and legal headaches. Use these summer safety tips to ensure that your summer is a time of fun.

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  • Check first aid kits to ensure they are stocked up in case of emergency.
  • Sign up for first aid training.
  • Purchase sunscreen to keep everyone safe this summer.
  • Reapply sunscreen frequently.
  • If you get fireworks and sparklers, supervise children closely to prevent burns.
  • Make sure everyone stays hydrated on hot summer days.
  • Test all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they work properly.

Yard

  • Inspect all play equipment to ensure that it is safe.
  • Supervise children when on play equipment.
  • Check for wasp and bee nests that could sting your family and visitors.
  • When bike riding, follow the rules of the road.
  • Make sure all helmets fit properly; always wear a helmet when biking, skateboarding, or riding on a scooter.
  • Inspect all lawn mowers to ensure they work properly and all safety guards are functional.
  • When doing yard work on a hot summer day, take frequent breaks to avoid heat-related illness.

Pool

  • Make sure the pool deck is not slippery. Do not allow running on the pool deck.
  • Put a proper enclosure around your pool to prevent pool accidents.
  • Always make sure the pool gate is closed.
  • Closely supervise kids in the pool (especially inexperienced swimmers).
  • Throw or extend a flotation device to a struggling swimmer to assist them without getting in trouble.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Be careful about mixing alcohol and swimming, which can lead to accidents in and around the pool.

Car

  • Make sure that all your vehicle first aid kits are stocked and conveniently located.
  • Check tire pressure in all tires to prevent accidents.
  • Bald tires do not handle as well during summer storms; replace tires with low tire tread.
  • Keep insect repellant on hand for any outdoor time (hiking, camping, etc.)
  • Check for ticks after spending time outdoors. Know the right way to remove a tick.

On the Water

  • Do a full inspection of your tow vehicle and boat to ensure safe towing and boating.
  • Use life jackets when boating or tubing.
  • Drink plenty of water when out in the sun to avoid heat-related illnesses.
  • Be careful about consuming alcohol when boating; it can impair your ability and cause accidents.

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