Friday, June 20, 2008

Have A Happy, Fun, And Safe Summer

For most people living in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer is fast approaching. Here are some tips for you to have a Happy, Fun, and Safe Summer.

On the Water

  • When boating or other water sport activities, remember to have proper life vests and floatation devices for everyone involved.
  • If you’re out on your boat of jet skiing, remember it is just as bad to be drinking while operating these devices as to drink and drive. If on a boat you might want to have a designated driver, when there is consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • When operating a boat or jet ski be conscious of your surroundings, so that you don’t crash into a boat, jet skier, or a swimmer. Also remember that when you’re driving that there will be a wave produced depending upon the speed you’re driving.
  • When boating or jet skiing it is more fun bring a friend along, you can also keep and eye on each other in the event that some accident or tragedy should occur.
  • If you’ll be taking a boat quite a ways from shore, make sure that you have a working radio, some way to communicate back to shore if necessary.

When Grilling

  • When grilling, be sure to keep an eye on the grill so that kids and animals don’t get hurt.
  • If using a charcoal grill be sure to properly dispose of your ashes. Try putting some water in your receptacle to dose and cinders that might still be active. Your ashes can smolder for several hours after you have grilled and if there is a sudden gust of wind or more air introduced to the ashes, they could re-ignite.
  • If using a gas grill be sure to take proper precautions because gas can be explosive after all.

Outside in General

  • Drink plenty of water and fluids. Don’t wait till you’re thirsty, because then you’re already getting dehydrated.
  • Bring a rain jacket or rain gear. If you’re going to be outside for a long time and are not at home and it seems like it might rain. We’ve had several days already this Spring where we had sun and rain in the same day, so you never know.
  • Be sure to bring sun tan lotion. Even when you don’t see the sun, you can get sun burned (especially on the water).

So with an eye towards safety, you can have a Happy, Fun, and Safe Summer. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a first aid CPR course. I hope that everyone has a great Summer. Do you have any other Summer safety tips? If you have any other comments, I would love to hear them. If you liked this article, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email, share it on or on Digg and pass it on to anyone that you think might appreciate it. Thank you. :)

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