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 P.C. 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.
- 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.