- Featured Modules
- Most Popular
- Use Cases
The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans. It’s in the middle of summer which is especially great for families that often get everyone together for the big celebration. Popular 4th of July activities include grilling, pool and lake days, 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. In fact, according to a report from the National Safety Council, there were over 11,000 injuries on July 4th, 2016 that were just related to firework incidents. That doesn’t include other hospitalizations for things like drunk driving, swimming accidents, and other unfortunate events.
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
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:
For more information on preventing residential fires, visit Start Sleeping.
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:
Explore more workplace safety resources from the EHS Insight Blog.View All Posts