Month: October 2015

Safe Trick-or-Treat Tips for Halloween

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Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

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Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

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Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

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Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

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Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

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Always test make-upExternal Web Site Icon in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

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Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

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Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.External Web Site Icon

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Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

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Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

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Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

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Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

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Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

 

These tips brought to you by the CDC.  Stay safe!

Hunt Smart. Hunt Safe.

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Hunting season is upon us in Ohio, and our friends at Ohio-based G2 Outdoors provided some safe hunting tips for the enthusiast in your family.

Off Target, Off Trigger

When gun hunting, the rule should be “Off Target, Off Trigger” to prevent accidental and negligent discharge of the weapon.  Always point the muzzle at the ground or at a safe direction when carrying a loaded firearm.

Check Your Equipment

Inspect all equipment for possible damage or malfunctions.  If anything looks ‘out of sort’, don’t use it.  This includes firearms, bows, arrows, strings, broadheads, and more.

Use Fall Protection!

Always, always, always use fall protection when hunting from a tree stand.  When using climber stands, always be ‘hooked up from the ground up’.

Have a Clear Shooting Path

Know your target, and have a clear shooting path to prevent any accidents and shooting anything that is NOT your target.   When you have a target in sight, be sure there is nothing PAST the target that could be negatively impacted by a missed shot.

Be Accountable

Always let someone know where you will be hunting and when you expect to return home.  Always carry a cell phone or way to communicate in the event of an emergency.

About G2 Outdoors: “We’re a group of blue-collar guys that have a love for the outdoors.  We practice safe hunting habits and film our hunts to share with our friends and fans.”

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