Friday, June 4, 2010

Be SAFE this Summer!

Image: Don't put sparklers in your mouth.Did you know that June is National Safety Month? National Safety Month is the National Safety Council's effort to reach their goal of saving an "additional 10,000 lives and prevent 1 million injuries" by 2014. [source] Visit the display in the Youth Services section of the library for more information.

Some things to keep in mind so that you stay safe this summer:
  • When riding your bike, know and follow all trafic rules! Learn hand signals for turning left and right, ride with traffic, and wear reflective clothing and a helmet.
  • Always supervise children near water. In 2005, there were 3,582 fatal unintentional downings in the United States, averaging ten deaths per day. [source]
  • Limit time in the sun. Too much sun can mean sunstroke. If you need to be outside in the heat, wear a hat and sunscreen and reapply frequently. Drink lots of water!
  • Next month, July 4th brings fun things like fireworks and sparklers. Parents, please supervise all children!
Check out a book or visit these websites to learn more about summer and year-round safety:
“On the Path to Good Health” is supported by Kaiser Permanente and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.

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