Summer Safety Tips for a Fun Weekend in the Sun.
Summer provides a plethora of weekend activities, particularly during the long holiday weekend. Spending this time in the sun and in the water to welcome the advent of the warm weather has become a ritual. However, with all of this revelry comes a higher chance of injury, so make safety a priority in your summer weekend activities.
On the water
Whether you're boating, tubing, skiing, or swimming, once you're in the water, you must consider your own and others' safety.
Don't go swimming by yourself. If you get into difficulty, make sure someone is nearby.
If you're boating, obey all posted watercraft restrictions - speed, direction, and ski zone rules are all in place to keep tourists safe.
Wear your own flotation device at all times. To ensure that the gadget fits properly, make sure all straps are linked and pulled firmly. Also, ensure sure it isn't too big or too tiny for the person wearing it.
Never take your gaze away from a kid in the water.
Under the sun
It's finally time to bask in the rays of the sun! Just be sure you don't get too carried away.
Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Sun damage happens before you notice any symptoms, so don't take any risks. Reapply every two hours, being sure to cover all exposed areas of the body.
Because some compounds in sunscreen may cause allergic responses in children, choose a sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide or zinc oxide (also known as UVA/UVB physical sunscreens).
Applying sunscreen to the face using a spray bottle is not a good idea. It should be sprayed into your (or your child's) hands, then applied to the face.
Keep yourself hydrated. Make sure you're not dehydrated by drinking lots of water.
Wear a hat and sunglasses to minimize the danger of sunburn and eye damage, as well as to help you remain awake so you can respond swiftly in bright situations.
Everyone is aware of the risks of drinking and driving, and now is not the time to engage in such a dangerous (and criminal) practice. Excessive alcohol intake during weekend activities, on the other hand, may be just as hazardous, so make wise decisions if you want to drink over the weekend.
Boats and automobiles are both at risk when it comes to drinking and driving. If you're going to the lake and will be operating watercraft, leave the booze at home. So that you can avoid and react to unforeseen events, you must be attentive and focused.
Alcohol poisoning is a serious problem, and if you're far from help, particularly if you're with individuals who aren't sober enough to drive you, you may end up in a hazardous position.
Have a great summer and be safe!