Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today launched its Summer Safety Week during National Safety Month, an annual observance to increase education about the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths in June.
NSC encourages everyone to stay safe and have fun this summer by avoiding hazards the summer months bring, such as heat-related illnesses, increases in motor vehicle crashes and hot car deaths.
Here are some summer safety tips to keep you and your family safe:
Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
Take water breaks every 15 minutes.
Allow a greater following distance behind a motorcycle.
Give a motorcycle the full lane width – never try to share a lane.
Never leave kids in a car without adult supervision.
Place a stuffed animal or other visual cue in the front seat to serve as a reminder when a child is in the back seat.
The National Safety Council has additional materials to spread the message on summer safety. Posters, tip sheets and more are available for free download. For more information on National Safety Month, visit nsc.org/nsm.
The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.