Put safety first for National Safety Month!
June is National Safety Month! As an effort to reduce the number of injuries and death from accidents, safety month seeks to raise awareness about everyday dangers and how you can take measures to prevent them from occurring. Stay safe at home and on the road with these safety tips.
- Inspect your home. A frayed rug or jagged countertops can be a danger, and incur serious injury. Routinely check your home for any lurking dangers. Ensure there are no sharp edges, tripping hazards, or slippery surfaces so that you’re prepared for disaster.
- Be prepared for disaster. House fires aren’t uncommon, and mother nature can be ruthless. From tornados to wildfires, it’s important to be prepared. Implement necessary safeguards and precautions to keep your home safe. Make an emergency plan and verify that all your smoke detectors are functioning properly.
- Dispose of hazardous substances. From engine coolant to prescription medications to old batteries, there are likely a few dangerous substances around your house. Take inventory, and properly dispose of items you no longer need. If you do keep something, make sure it’s labeled and store it in a safe place, away from kids and pets.
- Obey the speed limit. The speed limit along with other traffic laws exist for a reason. They exist to keep people safe. Drive within the speed limit, always stop at a stop sign, and follow all traffic laws.
- Avoid distracted driving. It’s of the utmost importance to stay focused on driving. Turn off the radio, put your phone away, and pay attention to your surroundings so that you can drive defensively.