Summer Safety Tips!
Summer break is always a much-needed time away from the books, but staying safe and healthy is a top prioroty. See below for some tips to help you stay safe and cool all summer.
- Don’t swim alone. Always have at least one buddy with you.
- Avoid drinking alcohol before and during water activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol use is involved in up to 70% of water recreation related deaths.
- Helmets might not “look cool”, however, wearing them can greatly reduce your risk of brain injury if an accident occurs.
- Follow the rules of the road, obeying traffic signals and signs.
- Wear reflective clothing at night.
Fun in The Sun
- Always wear sunscreen! Use one that has an SPF of at least 15. Reapply sunscreen as directed.
- Wear protective gear like a hat or sunglasses.
- Stay hydrated! Drink water or sports drinks especially when it’s hot outside. Don’t risk dehydration.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeine before outdoor activities since these can lead to severe dehydration.
- If traveling outside of the country, be sure to look up the address or contact information for the American consulate or U.S. Embassy in the country where you’re headed.
- Be sure to tell friends and relatives in the U.S. of your travel itinerary and try to check in with them often.
- Take a copy of all credit cards and your passport with you in case they are stolen.
- Call your credit card and cash cards in advance to let them know you’ll be out of the country so they won’t put a stop on your account.