Autumn Safety Tips • It’s that time of year again. A lot of • upcoming holidays, long weekends, • and weight gaining from • Thanksgiving chow. Brilliant • colors of reds, golds, and oranges of • fall leaves. Let’s take some time to • consider what safety issues that • come with changes in weather.
Fallen Leaves • Ladders • Gutters and leaf removal. • Thin layer of wet leaves. • Sloping pavements and driveways. • Leaves cannot only be dangerous to humans. • Leaves in plies
Weather Conditions • Changing temperatures • Fog • Rain • Freezing rain • Snow • Daylights Savings Time
Driving • Aware of school zones. • Follow posted speed limits. • Safe following distance. • Head lights • Winterizing and Inspections • DIC. • Safety Gear.
Recreation • Warm up and stretch before playing any types of sports. • Football season. • Basketball courts. • Play safe. • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) • Motorcycle Safety
Home • Replace expired fire extinguishers. • Test or replace smoke detector • batteries. • Check cords on all electrical equipment. • Hire a professional. • Insulate water pipes. • Drain and be sure to store gas.
Halloween • Decorating: • Clear all tripping hazards • Paint scary faces or designs on pumpkins instead of carving them. • Carving tools • Use battery powered light sources
Halloween • Costumes: • Flame-retardant materials. • Costumes are bright enough to be seen at night, more visible. • Costumes that create a trip hazard • Other Safety Measures
Halloween • Trick or Treating: • Have an adult. • Plan a safe route. • Well-lit houses and to stay on porches. • Not to eat any treats. • Remind children to use flashlights.