Summer is a time for fun, barbecuing and spending time with friends and family outside. And while you may have a tendency to keep your eyes peeled for danger, some hazards may slip right by you — especially when you’re under the hypnotic spell of warm summer weather. But not to worry — we’ve got you covered with a quick overview of commonly overlooked hazards, and ways you can keep your family safe.
Just because you know it like the back of your hand doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you have to watch out for.
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The CPSC estimates that in one year, more than 8,000 Americans were treated in emergency rooms from amusement park injuries. Surprisingly, the amusement park industry is not uniformly regulated. This means that your local park is actually monitored through a patchwork of voluntary standards and federal, state, and local laws. Because the industry isn’t subject to strict regulations, it’s really up to you to be as careful as possible when you’re enjoying the rides with your family.
Make sure to:
No matter where you live, chances are pretty good that you might hear about more assaults and robberies during the summer. Experts attribute this phenomenon to the fact that people are outside more and have a greater opportunity for negative interaction with strangers. There are a few ways that you can help keep your family safe:
In the summer months, few events are as anticipated as a backyard barbecue. But beware — the heat is often blamed for a spike in the number of reported foodborne illnesses. To prevent you and your loved ones from becoming heirs to the porcelain throne, be sure to: