Now that Memorial Day has passed, it’s officially summertime. Although, in South Florida, that usually means a few less “snow birds” will be crowding the hot spots and highways, but it’s still important that you keep summer safety in mind. The Ticktin Law Group wishes you and your family a safe and happy start to your summer! Here are some summer safety tips to keep in mind when you’re out and about:
Tips to Stay Safe this Summer
Safety When by the Water
- If you’re planning to go in the ocean or the pool, make sure you are aware of your surroundings and the water safety risks for the day.
- You should always watch children and make sure they are wearing the proper floatation devices - if necessary.
- You should not dive in the water if you don't know the depth of the water.
Safety When Working Outdoors
- You should always have enough water on hand to stay hydrated. It’s hot out there this Florida summer.
- You may want to wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes, or SPF apparel to protect your skin and to help you to stay cool.
- The hottest hours of the day are usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so, your best bet may be to go outside before or after those hours.
- If you're experiencing a high heart rate or shortness of breath, you need to STOP all activity and relax in a shaded area to recover your body temperature.
- Keep an eye on your co-workers, family, and friends when outdoors too. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if someone is dehydrated or needs a break.
Safety When Enjoying Outdoor Activities
- You should always wear your helmet when riding a bike.
- Do not swim if you hear thunder. That means lightening is right behind it.
- Make sure your pets have plenty of cool, clean, water and a shaded place to rest.
- Go inside and enjoy the air conditioning if you need a break from the heat.
The Ticktin Law Group Is Here for You
If you you are injured in an accident, contact The Ticktin Law Group. We handle all Personal Injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless, and until, we recover money for you. Get started by scheduling a free consultation to help you determine if you have a Personal Injury case. During the evaluation, an experienced Personal Injury attorney will go over the particulars of your claim and provide you with a much better idea of the steps to take. For a free consultation, call (561) 232-2222 or complete the contact form here.
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