Summertime Safety: How to Avoid At-Home Injuries
As the summer months approach, it’s important to be aware of the increased risk of at-home injuries. With more people spending time outdoors and around the house, there are more opportunities for accidents to happen.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe this summer:
- Be careful when using power tools. Riding lawnmowers, weed eaters, and chainsaws can all cause serious injuries if not used properly. Make sure you wear the appropriate safety gear, such as eye protection and gloves.
- Be aware of your surroundings when grilling. Never leave a grill unattended, and keep it away from anything flammable. Also, be sure to grill foods thoroughly and avoid basting with marinades that contain alcohol.
- Take precautions when participating in sports and outdoor activities. Wear a helmet when cycling, and stretch before running or playing sports. Be careful around wet surfaces, and make sure there is adequate lighting when entertaining outdoors at night.
- Review your homeowners’ insurance policy. Make sure your policy covers you for any potential injuries that could occur in your home. You may also want to consider increasing your coverage if you have made any home improvements recently.
By following these tips, you can help keep yourself and your family safe this summer.