We often talk about safety in the workplace but its important to remember, especially with the summer holidays upon us, to be safe at home as well. Celebrating Independence Day in the USA has become a great tradition amongst family and friends. Its a time for barbecue, swimming, and fireworks, and while all of these activities are fun, they present a certain amount of risk, requiring safe practices:

  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities (even sparklers) and back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting them. After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
  • Stay close and be alert and watching children in & around water activities. Learn how to swim and perform CPR on children and adults and update those skills regularly.
  • While grilling be sure to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.

For more details and tips about summer safety visit US.GOV.  

Be safe & Enjoy!

 

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