Tips for an Injury Free Labor Day

Labor Day safety is the most important and most overlooked part of any end of summer bash. But the combination of crowds, alcohol, increased travel and being around water can add an element of danger to your holiday plans. By thinking about safety and taking the necessary precautions, your Labor Day can be as safe as it is fun. Here are some essential tips for an injury free Labor Day courtesy of the American Red Cross.

Tips for Safe Travel

• Take emergency supplies such as food and water, a flashlight and a first aid kit.

• Tell your destination, your route and when you expect to arrive.

• Buckle up and obey traffic signs.

• Avoid texting and talking on the phone while driving.

• Don’t drink and drive.

Tips for Safe Swimming

• Check weather and beach conditions throughout the day.

• Always swim in an area supervised by a lifeguard and obey all warnings.

• Provide close attention to children in or near the water.

• Stay within an arm’s reach of young children and inexperienced swimmers while they are in the water.

• Young children, inexperienced swimmers, and boaters should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

Tips for Safe Grilling

• Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

• Keep children and pets away from the grill.

• Never add charcoal starter fluid after coals have been ignited.

• Use long-handled utensils.

• Don’t leave the grill unattended while in use.

Please remember these tips for an injury free Labor Day and have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Frank Russo

Russo Team

RE/MAX Professionals

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