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Summer is a time of vacation and fun activities. It also presents opportunities for injury, illness, or death. Keeping basic safety tips in mind will help you have a happy, healthy, and safe summer.

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Summer Safety - Bicycle Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Bicycle Safety

As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist most likely to be injured. Here are some tips on how you can prevent bicycle injuries and deaths, and remember: A large percentage of crashes can be avoided if motorists and cyclists follow the rules of the road and watch out for each other.

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5/5/2022
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Summer Safety - Boat Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Boat Safety

Sadly, when operating a boat, the possibility of injuries and fatalities are very real. It is important to know your boat and where you’re headed on your trip.

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Summer Safety - Firework Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Firework Safety

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades, and fireworks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not always safe.

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5/5/2022
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Summer Safety - Driving Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Driving Safety

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or electronic devices while driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When you’re behind the wheel of a car – whether alone or with passengers – driving safely should always be your top concern. We’re more distracted than ever, so it’s crucial to know the basics of safe driving and practice them every time you’re on the road.

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Summer Safety - Heat Injuries

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Heat Injuries

Heat illnesses and injuries are no fun! What is heat-related illness? Heat-related illness, or hyperthermia, is a condition resulting from exposure to extreme heat where the body becomes unable to properly cool, resulting in a rapid rise in body temperature. The evaporation of sweat is the normal way to remove body heat, but, when the humidity is high, sweat does not evaporate as quickly. This, in turn, prevents the body from releasing heat quickly. Prompt treatment of heat-related illnesses with aggressive fluid replacement and cooling of core body temperature is critical to reducing illness and preventing death. Be safe when taking part in outside activities and remember to hydrate!

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Summer Safety - Bug Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Bug Safety

No matter where you live or work in the world, stinging and biting insects and other pests are always nearby. Some are native to their current surroundings while others were imported, either intentionally or accidentally. Some insects which were imported have no local predators and their populations skyrocket. Be sure to protect yourself and your family against bites.

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Summer Safety - Swimming Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Swimming Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more children (1 in 4) die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects. For children between the ages of 1-14, drowning is the second cause of unintentional injury death, after motor vehicle crashes. Don’t be a statistic!

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Extreme Heat: Heat-Related Illness

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8/20/2021
Extreme Heat: Heat-Related Illness

Heat-related illnesses can be serious. Make sure you know how hot is too hot!

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Extreme Heat: Safety Tips for Heat-Related Illness

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7/16/2021
Extreme Heat: Safety Tips for Heat-Related Illness

Are you at higher risk for heat-related illness? Heat-related health problems are preventable, but some factors put you at increased risk for illness, such as exhaustion or heat stroke. Follow these tips.

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Pet Safety - Extreme Heat

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7/12/2021
Pet Safety - Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can also affect your pets. Extreme heat is when temperatures are much hotter or humid than normal. Follow these tips.

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Child Safety - Extreme Heat

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7/12/2021
Child Safety - Extreme Heat

Hello, summer! Summer may be the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with your children. However, when temperatures are more hot or humid than normal, take extra precautions. Follow these tips.

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Extreme Heat Safety Tips: Checking In with Older Adults

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6/29/2021
Extreme Heat Safety Tips: Checking In with Older Adults

If you have an older adult (age 65 and older) in your family, neighborhood, or community, check in with them during extreme heat, when temperatures are more hot or humid than normal. Older adults are more likely to experience heat-related health problems. Remember! Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable Ask yourself the following questions.

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Extreme Heat: Safety Tips for Older Adults

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6/21/2021
Extreme Heat: Safety Tips for Older Adults

Older adults are more likely to suffer from heat-related health problems, according to the CDC. This infographic offers safety tips for older adults.

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Last Updated: May 06, 2022
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