For many, summer is one of the best times of the year. When the sun is out and the weather is perfect for grilling in your backyard or taking a dip in a pool, it’s not hard to understand why. However, summer won’t be all fun and games if you disregard you or your family’s safety. To ensure your summer remains fun for all, make sure you follow these summer safety tips:
- Staying Hydrated
The heat can cause you to get dehydrated quicker than usual. Heat-related illnesses kill hundreds of people every year. Make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated – especially if you plan on spending time outside.
- Avoiding Sun Burn
Sure, a summer tan looks great and all, but you don’t want to over expose your skin to the sun. Doing so can not only cause your skin to burn; it could put you at risk for developing skin cancer. The following are a few tips for preventing sun burn:
- Cover yourself up with clothing – Wear long pants and a long shirt to help protect your skin. You can find clothing made out of light materials so you aren’t too hot.
- Use sunscreen if you spend any time outdoors. Sunscreen isn’t just for the beach, you can just as easily get burned walking around outside in the middle of the city. Wear sunscreen with an SPF rating of 15 or higher.
- Protect your face, neck, ears and head by wearing a wide brimmed hat.
- Swimming Safely
Because the weather is perfect for swimming, many people will jump into the nearest pool. The following are a few swim safety tips:
- Never leave children alone in the water without adult supervision.
- Never swim alone. Even the best swimmers may need help at some point and will need someone there to help them.
- Grilling Safely
A lazy summer afternoon is the perfect time to grill a few hot dogs or burgers outside for friends and family. Keep these grilling safety tips in mind when doing so:
- Never put cooked food back onto an unwashed plate that held raw food.
- Use a meat thermometer to make sure your food reaches a safe internal temperature.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
- Don’t set your grill near flammable objects, like your house or a shrub.
Your summer should be full of sunshine and outdoor activities. To ensure you stay safe this summer follow these tips to enjoy every minute of it. If you experience a personal injuries this summer and need legal counsel, contact GGRM at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation.