Posted July 10, 2018

Summer Safety

1. Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater to reduce the intensity of UV rays that cause sunburns.Apply it 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure.

2. Drink plenty of water and fluids when you go outside to avoid dehydration and to keep them refueled.

3. Limit sun exposure, especially between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. UV rays are strongest at these times, especially in summer.

4. Taking time to ensure the outdoor play areas around your home are safe will help protect children from injuries in their own backyard.

5. When you’re out on the trail, whether hiking, camping, or hunting, protect yourself from mosquitos and other bugs by using insect & tick repellent. 

6. Drowning is among the leading causes of accidental death in children. Enroll your kid in a swimming class or always supervise them.

7. Nothing protects your children better than your presence. One of the surest ways to protect your children outdoors is to provide adult supervision by keeping an eye on your children, you can step in before injuries occur or respond quickly if problems arise.