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Labor Day Safety

Labor Day Safety

Driving Safety:

If traveling by vehicle is part of your plans:

1. Be well rested and alert. Use your seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road.

2. Don’t drink and drive. Use a designated driver.

3. Give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.

4. Use caution in work zones. There are lots of construction projects underway on the highways.

5. Don’t follow other vehicles too closely.

6. Have an emergency kit complete with water, medicine, jumper cables and a first aid kit.

7. Check your car’s vitals (oil level, tire pressure, etc).

8. Move over when passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road.

 

Outdoor Safety:

Being prepared is critical when people are out in remote areas with limited access to phone service and emergency help.

1. Plan accordingly. Share your travel plans and locations with a family member, neighbor or friend.

2. Pack a First Aid Kit- make sure to include insect repellent, sunscreen and personal medications.

3. Be sure stay hydrated.

Grill Safety:

1. Grills should only be used outdoors (propane and charcoal)

2. The grill should be placed away from wood objects (ex: deck railings) and foliage (ex: branches hanging overhead).

3. Young pets and children should be kept at least three feet away from the grill.

4. Keep your grill clean by removing fat buildup and grease from the grates and the tray below.

5. Never leave your grill unattended while its in use.

Water Safety:

1. When swimming: Never swim alone (always have someone near you in case you become incapacitated)

2. Wear a life jacket-always. And make sure every passenger does as well.

3. When boating: Do NOT drive under the influence of any non-prescribed drugs or alcohol, keep a first aid kit with you at all times, and be familiar with all of the rules of the water.

4. Check the weather before you go and keep an eye on it while you’re on the water. Weather can go from delightful to dangerous quickly. So stay safe and get off the water quickly if you see bad weather approaching.

5. Have an emergency kit on the boat (stored safely so it does not become a hazard) equipped with a flashlight, duct tape, a bucket, a first aid kit, a whistle, ropes, a mirror, a fire extinguisher and extra life jackets.

6. Adhere to the boat’s capacity restriction and keep the weight on the boat balanced.

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