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Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Labor Day weekend marks one of the last weekends of summer. It’s a time to be outside enjoying the warm weather and spending time with family and friends.

People tend to celebrate Labor Day weekend by taking a trip to a beach, lake, or having a backyard barbeque party. Whether you are traveling or staying home, it’s important to share these helpful tips with family and friends to ensure a safe and fun weekend.

Safety on the Road

If you’re traveling to your destination by car, make sure to buckle your seat belt, don’t use your cell phone while driving, and observe the speed limits. It’s important to let a friend or family member know when you are leaving and the route you are taking, in the event of an emergency.

Safety on the Water

If you plan on going for a swim at the beach, check weather and water conditions before you go out and throughout the day to ensure nothing has changed. Always supervise your children when they are in or near the water. Keep yourself within arm’s reach of a young child. If you are planning on taking a boat out, make sure you have flotation devices for each person, an emergency kit, and a first aid kit. Always remember that you should never swim or boat alone.

Safety at Home

If you’re having a party outside, apply sunscreen regularly and try to stay in the shade as much as possible. Also, it’s very easy to get dehydrated in the heat, so remember to drink plenty of water.

For more tips on how to stay safe on Labor Day weekend, visit the American Red Cross website.