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Tips for Safe Kids this Spring

separator Make your spring and summer enjoyable this year by keeping your kids out of the emergency department. Warmer weather always brings an increase in accidents, but you can beat the odds for sure. 

In the yard….

  • When someone in the yard is operating any kind of equipment, such as a lawn mower, riding mower or power saw, kids need to stay out of that area. Make it an established rule that they will stick to. If a child does walk into a work area, turn off the equipment.

  • Store ignition keys to power equipment away from the equipment itself.

At school…

  • Ask if the staff have training in CPR and emergency first aid. If nobody does, advocate for certification.

  • Make sure your child’s playground is routinely maintained and inspected by qualified personnel.

  • Make sure play activities are always overseen by a trained supervisor.

During sports… 
If your child participates in sports, talk to the coach to ensure that:

  • Children are well-prepared physically and psychologically to take part in their activities

  • Appropriate safety equipment is used

  • There’s an emergency safety plan

  • Adult supervision is adequate

  • Children are grouped according to their skill level, weight and physical maturity, especially during contact sports

During play…
You can’t remind kids about safety too often. Reinforce some of your basic rules, such as:

  • Not dashing into the street after a ball until they’ve stopped and looked both ways

  • Wearing bike helmets—properly—because it’s the law and because it can prevent serious injury

  • Staying away from adults they don’t know



Source:
Consumer Product Safety Coalition; National Safe Kids Campaign.



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