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National Safety Month Spotlight: Summer Safety

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

With summer just around the corner, this National Safety Month blog is dedicated to... you guessed it...summer safety! As school is out for the summer, many families head out to the beach or pool. Here are a few quick tips on how to keep you and your family safe this summer:

1. Wear sunscreen. Apply at least an SPF 15 about 30 minutes before leaving the house. Re-apply every 2 hours or each time you towel off.

2. Teach your kids how to swim. Sadly, drowning remains one of the leading causes of death among children. Consider enrolling your children in swim lessons as early as age 4.

3. Avoid wearing perfumes and scented soaps to prevent attracting mosquitoes.

4. Use sunglasses. Not only does this accessory look cool, it protects your eyes from UV radiation.

5. Stay hydrated. Drink some water every 20 minutes if you're going to be out for more than 1 hour to prevent heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke.

6. Always keep a first aid kit stocked and handy. You never know when you or someone around you will need it.