April is the Time for Yardwork

As we enter the spring season, remember to be careful as you start your yard-work and house cleaning. Be sure to exercise caution when working with sharp tools, and be mindful while using ladders for any reason. Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in the home.

Also remember to pace yourself as you labor over your lawn and garden. Though the weather is mild, it is still easy to over-exert yourself especially after months of inactivity during the winter. Take frequent breaks and remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated while you work.

November Hazards

Be careful this November as we enter the holiday season.

November is a time for giving thanks and preparing for the holiday season. It is also a time when changing weather, as well as holiday activities can present many hazards to our safety.

  • Falls - The most common source of injury in the home! Whether you are putting up decorations or rushing around trying to get ready for your guests, take your time and be careful.
  • Wet Leaves - It's fall, and the leaves are piling up everywhere. Be mindful that when they are wet they can be very slippery. It is easy to lose traction on your bicycle or in your car and have an accident.
  • Dry Leaves - Piles of leaves can catch fire easily. Do not park your car on them, as the hot exhaust parts under your car can ignite the leaves.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!