Springtime is here, which means the weather is getting warmer and people are starting to spend more time outdoors. Let’s keep safety our first priority with these spring safety tips:
Springtime Safety when Landscaping
Lawn mowers and weed whackers can be dangerous when in use. When removing grass from the mower blades, make sure it is completely turned off. Safety glasses should also be worn as rocks, screws and other objects could become projectiles from the spinning blades.
Avoid Back Injuries when Spring Cleaning or Doing Yard Work
Remember that when it comes to lifting heavy objects, lift with your legs, not your back. One of the most common back injuries is caused from lifting heavy objects.
Be Mindful of Increased Springtime Pedestrian Traffic.
Drive safe around pedestrians. Foot and bicycle traffic increases in the spring and summer seasons, so it is very important to remain alert when driving. If you are a pedestrian, use crosswalks and avoid vehicles. DRIVE SAFE – WALK SAFE.
Use Caution When Driving Through Storms
Heavy storms are also more prominent during the spring and summer months. It is important to drive with caution, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, use your windshield wipers and headlights, and drive slowly when visibility is low.
Keep Open Flames Away from Flammable Objects
When using fire pits or gills, try to maintain a 10-foot distance from your house, plants, and trees that have low-hanging branches to prevent the start of a fire.
Clean Smarter, Not Harder
Springtime calls for spring cleaning! Make sure to read chemical product labels and directions to safely and effectively use chemicals. Also, make sure that the area is ventilated when using strong cleaning materials!
Drink plenty of water, especially as the weather is getting warmer and more time is being spent outside. Staying hydrated is very important for your health!