Spring Forward with Safety

From the National Safety Council (NSC)

Daylight Saving Time begins every year on the second Sunday in March. Clocks are set forward one hour, except in Hawaii and most of Arizona. Now that we have sprung forward, be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced yearly. It’s also a good time to review your family emergency plan, take unwanted or expired medicines to a prescription drop box and update your first aid kit.

Getting the Urge to Clean?

With the warm weather comes a desire to shine and polish your home. But did you know that 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home? When warning labels are ignored or chemicals fall into the wrong hands, disaster can occur. Learn what you can do to keep your family safe while utilizing poisons in the home by visiting the National Safety Council website at http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/Poisonous-Household-Products.aspx.

Window Safety

With warmer temperatures arriving, it’s important to practice window safety – especially in homes with young children. Learn about window safety and other safety materials presented during Window Safety Week, which is the second full week in April, at http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/about-national-window-safety-week.aspx.

Like to Play Outside?

There is so much to do and enjoy when the weather gets warm, and outdoor activities are a great way to be active and stay in shape. Make sure you don’t put an end to the fun because of an injury. The National Safety Council website contains a number of resources/tips for staying safe outdoors at http://www.nsc.org/learn/pages/be-safe-when-being-active-outdoors.aspx:

  • Water safety
  • Canoeing safety
  • Bicycle safety
  • Skateboarding safety
  • Surviving the heat
  • Fireworks safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Playground safety

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