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Tips for a Safe 4th of July

Published June 29th, 2016 by CitiMed Legal

BEACH SAFTEY TIPS:

  • Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15 and be sure to reapply throughout the day.
  • Be sure to drink plenty of water.
  • Protect your eyes. Wear sunglasses that absorb 100 percent of UV sunlight.
  • Protect your feet from hot sand, glass, and other sharp objects.
  • Swim at a lifeguarded beach, and stay within the designated swimming areas.

HIGHWAY SAFETY:

  • Buckle seat belts, observe speed limits.
  • Do not drink and drive.
  • Pay full attention to the road – don’t use a cell phone to call or text.
  • Use caution in work zones.
  • Clean the vehicle’s lights and windows to help the driver see, especially at night.
  • Turn the headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather.

FIREWORKS SAFETY:

  • Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
  • Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
  • Make sure the person lighting fireworks wears eye protection.
  • Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
  • Never throw or point a firework towards people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.

GRILLING SAFETY:

  • Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
  • Never grill indoors – not in the house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
  • Make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.
  • Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
  • Use the long-handled tools specially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.

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