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Summer Safety Tips

  • Beat the Heat


    ​Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water.

    Bug Safety


    Mosquitoes can cause a number of illnesses, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Learn what you can do to protect yourself at work and play.

    Playgrounds


    Emergency departments see more than 20,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related traumatic brain injury each year.

    Fireworks


    Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades, fireworks displays – and plenty of visits to emergency rooms, especially during July.

    Water Safety


    poolside.jpgNot including boating incidents, on average about nine people die from drowning every day. The younger the child, the greater the risk

    Bicycling


    Bicyclists must take extra precautions when they ride. They often share the road with vehicles, but injuries can happen even on a bike path.

    Skateboarding


    Everyone falls, but there's a right way to do it. In 2015, 125,145 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms after being injured skateboarding.

    Boating


    Most boating experiences are positive. But joyful times quickly can turn deadly if boaters are not vigilant about safety – at all times.

    Pedestrian Safety


    Cell phone distracted walking is a huge problem, and rarely are we more vulnerable than when walking, crossing streets and negotiating traffic.

  • Beware of the 100 Deadliest Days

    ​The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the deadliest time for teen crashes on our roadways. Parents can play a role to help keep their new teen drivers safe.

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  • Have Fun Safely

    ​Outdoor activities are a great way to be active and stay in shape. Make sure you don't put an end to the fun because of an injury.

    Outdoor Safety Tips

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