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Summer Safety Tips 2019

Summertime is iconic for relaxing, enjoying outdoor activities, and vacation. Don't let the sweetness of summer turn sour. There are precautions one could take to prevent serious injuries. Rubenstein Law hopes Summer 2019 is the best one yet for you and your loved ones! Read on to learn a few ways to ensure this season stays sunny for you and your family. 

Water Safety

  • As a parent or guardian, never leave children or vulnerable adults alone or unsupervised in a pool area. Remain alert and attentive.
  • A CPR-certified adult should always supervise water activities at pool, beach, lake, etc.
  • Ensure that children who are not proficient swimmers wear flotation devices. 
  • Never swim alone. Make use of a buddy system.
  • Don't dive if you don't know the depth of the water.
  • Children should always wear personal flotation devices while on a vessel of any kind.
  • If you or a loved has experienced a swimming pool accident, call us at 1-800-FL-LEGAL. We available for you 24/7, nights and weekends.

Working Out and Working Outdoors

  • Always have some H2O to go to keep you hydrated.
  • Opt for lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes in natural fibers. A hat will keep your head cool and protect you from the sun.
  • Avoid being outdoors during the hottest hours of the day: between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Learn how to prevent heat-related illnesses. Seek medical care right away if you become nauseous, vomit or experience cramps.
  • Pace yourself, start slowly. If you  must work quickly, pick up the pace gradually. 
  • If you're experiencing fast heartbeat, shortness of breath and/or weakness, STOP all activity. Rest in a shaded area to recover body's temperature.
  • If working outdoors, monitor the condition of co-workers.

Outdoor Activities

  • When riding bicycles, scooters or skateboards, always wear a helmet.
  • When you hear thunder roar, go indoors to avoid lightning strikes.
  • Cross the street carefully. Read more pedestrian safety tips.
  • Make sure pets have plenty of clean water and a shaded place to rest.
  • Moderate pets' exercise on the hottest days and keep them indoors if the temperature is too high.
  • The best place to be during a heat wave is inside with air conditioning. 
  • If you don't have an air conditioner, visit public places when the temperature is too high. Places such as shopping malls or libraries are open during the day and may provide respite.

NOTE: The content of this blog and any other health-related information is intended for informational purposes only, and does not encompass official medical counsel. Information herein should not be taken as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment plan. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a medical professional, where necessary.