Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities
Wear sunscreen with a SPF 15 or higher. If you have fair skin or light hair, you are more susceptible to the sun’s rays and should use a sunscreen with a higher SPF.
Choose sunscreen labeled “broad spectrum” meaning that it protects against two types of harmful rays: UVA and UVB.
Use waterproof sunscreen to make sure it stays on longer, even if you perspire or get wet.
Reapply sunscreen often – usually every two hours, but sooner if you’ve been swimming or are perspiring heavily.
Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!
Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses.
Lawn Equipment Tips
Always wear hearing protection when operating loud equipment.
Always wear gloves.
Wear safety goggles to sheild your eyes from debree.
Always make sure your lawn equipment is safe to use and working properly.