Being safe during the summer will allow you to enjoy the season to the fullest. This means knowing in advance what to do, what to watch for, and what to avoid.
After months of avoiding coronavirus, summer means avoiding accidents, sunburn and dehydration among other things. And, no, you can't prevent every illness, every insect bite, and every scrape or bruise, but you can certainly take steps to minimize them.
The Safety Hazards of Summer Fun
With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic hopefully behind us, we can begin to look forward to a "mostly" traditional summer. However, even without the need for everyone to "stay at home" during the summer months, there are still safety hazards to beware of.
For the most part, these include sunburn, heat stroke and even dehydration. And, depending on where you live, you can add to that poison oak, bees, horse flies and mosquitoes. Also, depending on where you live, there can also be plenty of water hazards. Oh - and don't forget the threat of picnic food left out in the heat for too long.
If you like to spend your summers working in your garden or lawn, there's always the risk of injury from tools and equipment, as well as simple aches and sprains from overworking muscles. In fact, not to put an unnecessary "chill" on your summer plans, but getting outside has it's share of risks.
Put in simple terms, the three major areas of concern when it comes to summer safety are :
- Mother Nature
- Personal Safety
- Situational Awareness
Don't Mess With Mother Nature - And Crowds
The great outdoors offers both beauty and serenity, but also a number of potential threats ranging from heat stroke and dehydration to poisonous plants and insect-borne disease. With the recent threat diseases such as Lyme disease, staying safe and aware while off the beaten path is crucial.
Personal safety addresses such needs as wearing proper equipment for your chosen summer activities as well as making sure someone else knows where you’re going at all times. This is especially important for children and older adults.
When we speak of "situational awareness" we are referring to such things as driving defensively, being aware of where your children are at all times, navigating your way through summer crowds safely, and being aware of how much time has passed since you drank water last.
Dehydration is a much higher risk in summer and, too often, we can be so consumed in what we're doing that we forget to drink enough water or fail to realize how long we’ve been in the sun.
However, the good news is that summer fun can be both fun and safe!
The key is to know what to watch for, what to avoid, and what to do to help ensure a fun, fulfilling and safe summer to remember for years to come. So, in that spirit, we have provided this handy chart that outlines some major summer safety tips to help you enjoy your summer season without fear:
A hazard that isn't limited to the summer months, but may be more common as more people eagerly get outdoors and get mobile, is cell phone use. According to the National Safety Council, distracted walking while using a cell phone is a huge problem. This practice is especially dangerous when walking in crowds, crossing streets and negotiating traffic.
Professional Help For Your Summer Junk Hauling
Many people have spent the spring months cleaning, decluttering and organizing while "sheltering at home" during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and crisis. As a result, many people now have large amounts of junk or landscaping debris that needs to be picked up and hauled away for proper disposal
Others are planning to spend their summer finally getting to that kitchen makeover or bathroom remodel. These activities can generate a lot of waste, trash and debris, as well.
Let us help with our friendly and professional team of junk hauling experts.
Once you decide to get rid of all the junk you've gathered during your cleaning project, you will need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. While you could hire someone your cousin knows, or do it yourself, Junk King really is the firm of choice.
That's because Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk disposal service. That means you don’t have to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete.
Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash hauling. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).