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The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans. Popular 4th of July activities include get togethers with friends and family, grilling, swimming, parades, camping, and of course, fireworks.
While everyone should be excited to partake in these festivities, there are also some things that people need to keep in mind.
Hospitals and emergency rooms report the 4th of July as one of their busiest times of the year. According to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there has been a significant upward trend in firework related injuries since 2006. This new report shows there were over 11,500 injuries on July 4th, 2021, that were just related to firework incidents. That doesn’t include other hospitalizations for things like drunk driving, swimming accidents, and other unfortunate events. In addition to injuries, fireworks start an average of 19,000 fires each year.
So, we’ve put together a list of tips that will help keep you and your family safe this 4th of July.
No matter what you have planned for this year’s holiday, keep your loved ones safe by planning ahead and making smart decisions.
Going camping for the weekend? Follow these safety tips from the KOA.
Spending time on the lake? Here are some general tips that you should follow. Additional water safety tips can be found on your state’s Department of Natural Resources website.
Pool safety tips include:
Obviously, firework safety is a big concern on this holiday. Here are some tips for you to follow:
Having a toolbox talk with your crew about 4th of July safety? Definitely review the information from above. But also keep in mind that there are ways you can protect your employees before, during, and after the holiday while at work.
Here are the main workplace safety tips to be aware of:
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