With the weather heating up, new risks become much more prevalent than in winter months. With more people partying, taking road trips, & working outside it’s no wonder that the spring and summer months are referred to as Trauma Season. Because of this, it’s important to be cautious of scenarios that can cause minor or major injuries. There are times when accidents are impossible to avoid, but diligence can prevent many others. Knowing where to turn after such an event is imperative; but making sure it never happens in the first place can save you plenty of headache.
Here are a few tips to ensure you have safe summer
- Any vehicle you drive for work or leisure should be outfitted with all-season tires, as tires made specifically for winter have features that don’t work well in the summer. There should also be jumper cables, proper fluids as well as a first-aid kit all stored in the trunk.
- As much as you may need to finalize plans on your way to a destination, limit all phone use to hands-free methods or just wait until you’re no longer driving; texts in particular. There are a number of apps that allow you to read and reply to texts using only voice prompts.
- Before firing up any grill, check for rust, burner tube blockage and propane leaks, and have them repaired accordingly.
- Never, under any circumstance, run near a pool. These are the one of the most prevalent ways to slip and fall during the summer months.
- Be alert, particularly when driving in residential areas, as the ending of school means much more children will be playing in and around the street. If you have a pool on your property, pay special attention to small children around it.
- Be sure to drink plenty of water as the temperature increases to make sure you avoid dehydration, which could lead to fainting.
- Be absolutely certain that there is a designated driver present when going out. Under no circumstances should you drive while intoxicated.