The staff of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News wishes you a happy 4th of July. Although many people will get today off work, others – especially public service personnel who perform vital services – will be on the job. Whatever your work status, we hope you get a chance to enjoy the festivities and fireworks, grilling and sunshine, friends and family.
There’s still plenty of summer left, so we thought we’d provide you with some reminders about how to enjoy the season safely.
Here are the warning signs of heat-related illness – and what you should do if they occur: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html
Here are swimming safety tips: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety/swim-safety.html
Here are summer travel safety tips: https://www.life360.com/blog/summer-travel-safety-tips/
Here’s a guide to enjoying our national parks safely (i.e., DON’T feed bears): https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/tips-for-staying-safe-in-national-parks/
Here are measures to take to make sure that grilled or barbecued food is safe to eat: https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/handling-food-safely-while-eating-outdoors?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyP6f_7SW4wIVkbXACh0dJQ5NEAAYASAAEgJaavD_BwE
Here are way to reduce your risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer/zika