As Summer Come to an End…Remember These Safety Tips!

Labor Day marked the unofficial end of summer. The last few weekends of summer usually means more people on the road traveling to see their family, getting together for a barbecue, or even one last trip to the lake for the summer. Before you head out for the weekend, please remember these safety reminders.

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  1. Drive Safely
    1. Watch out for aggressive and assertive drivers by being aware of all your surroundings and hazards.
    2. Always wear your seatbelt and encourage all passengers to wear theirs.
  2. Wear Sun Protection and stay hydrated
    1. Avoid skin cancer by wearing a sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF and reapply every two hours.
    2. Drink plenty of water before, after and during any physical activity.
  3. Grill Responsibly
    1. Keep your grill away from deck railings and over hanging tree branches.
    2. Make sure you NEVER leave your grill unattended.
  4. Take caution in water
    1. Always designate a responsible adult to serve as the “water-watcher” – a supervisor whose sole responsibility is to constantly observe children in or near the water.
    2. Make sure all children know that water wings, and inflatables are not personal flotation devices. They should wear a lifejacket while playing on any inflatables or floating mats.
  5. Drink Alcohol in moderation
    1. Set a limit on the amount of alcohol you are going to consume and stick to that plan.
    2. For every alcoholic drink you consume, drink the same amount of water.

The North Dakota Safety Council hopes everyone has a great and safe Labor Day Weekend!

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  1. Other safety tip sheets