Summer Safety Tips - Water, Bike, & Road

July 9, 2012

Now that July 4th has past and we are officially in the busy summer months of July and August, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney has a few summer safety tips. The Department of Public Health (DPH) has a detailed listing on their website, but we selected a few to highlight:

Safety in and Around Water

  • Drowning can occur in minutes and in just a few inches of water. Whenever an infant or toddler is in or near water an adult should always be within an arm's length providing "touch" supervision.
  • If having a pool party, it is always a good idea to hire a lifeguard from a local club or beach.

Bike Safety

  • Wear a bicycle helmet every time you get on a bike. Helmets can reduce your risk of head injury by up to 85% in a bicycle crash.

Safety on the Road

  • Have an emergency kit in your car that includes medical supplies, flash light, and water.
  • Do not leave children or pets in a parked car – interior temperatures can reach deadly levels in minutes even during moderate temperatures.

Related Links

- About Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney
- $1.5 Million Awarded to 12-Year-Old Girl Paralyzed in Swimming Pool Accident
- Cyclist Awarded $221,146 in Crash Lawsuit

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