4TH OF JULY IS ONLY 9 DAYS AWAY!
By mainechimne63644266, Jun 25 2020 07:49PM
As you hop in the pool, start up the grill, and celebrate America, consider some of these safety tips.
Be careful with those fireworks: the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a local show put on by professionals. If you’re lighting fireworks at your home, remember to wear eye protection and always keep a supply of water nearby as a precaution. Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks, sparklers burn at nearly 1200 degrees and account for over one quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
Mind the grill: Never grill indoors (or in any enclosed area), and make sure the grill is away from the house, deck, tree branches, or anything else that could catch fire. Ensure coals are completely out before disposing of them – use long-handled tongs to remove the coals and immerse them in an empty metal container filled with water.
Be wary in the water: Pay attention to local weather conditions, and always swim sober. Supervise children at all times, have inexperienced swimmers wear US Coast Guard approved life jackets.
Put on that sunscreen: Sun and UV ray exposure can be dangerous. Limit exposure to direct sunlight when you’re out between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m... Always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15 and reapply often.
Watch out for heat stroke! The hot July weather and excitement of the holiday can raise your chances of becoming affected by the heat. Watch out for the signs of heat stroke, such as hot, red skin, changes in consciousness, a rapid or weak pulse, and rapid or shallow breathing. If you suspect someone is suffering from heat stroke, call 9-1-1 and move the person to a cooler place.