Are you ready for some summer fun? I sure am! Here in beautiful British Columbia, we have many ways to enjoy the season – so here are some tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe at work and play.
On the water
On the roads
Remember to show respect for people working in the Cone Zone on our roads. The Work Zone Safety Alliance asks us to slow down, drive with care, and think about every cone as if a human being were standing behind it.
The BC SPCA warns us about the risk of leaving pets in a hot car – even in the shade with the windows partly open. Doing so can seriously harm or even kill your pet in very little time. They advise us to call local animal authorities, the police, or RCMP if you see a pet in distress in a vehicle.
In the wilderness
And please check out these campfire regulations before you get ready to toast your marshmallows.
At picnics, barbecues, and outdoor meals
The US Food and Drug Administration offers these summer food safety tips, including a reminder to keep foods cool, wash your hands after touching raw meat, keep raw and cooked meats separate, and more.
Keep sun safety in mind and avoid the harmful effects of extreme heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including skin cancer.
Please share these tips with your colleagues, friends, and family – and do let me know if you have any summer safety tips to add.