WESTERN NEW YORK – Whatever your summer activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a few tips to keep you safe and healthy.
- If you plan to spend time at the pool, the CDC recommends you check the latest inspection score.
- Chemicals used to keep it clean can be mishandled and can cause injuries.
Young Worker Safety And Health
- The CDC is promoting the social media campaign #mysafesummerjob to encourage young people to be aware of hazards they could face, as well as their rights in the workplace.
Beat The Heat
- Heat-related illnesses kill more than 600 people each year.
- Make sure to pay attention to heat advisories, wear cool clothing, and stay inside when necessary.
- When it comes to the sun’s rays, it only takes 15 minutes to get a sun burn. So slather on the sunscreen and cover up any exposed areas.
Keep Vaccines Up To Date
- Use some potential downtime to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year starts.
- Food poisoning peaks during summer months due to warmer temperatures, so make sure to thoroughly cook any meat before serving.
- The CDC says 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year from eating contaminated food.
- Finally, keep pesky bugs that carry diseases away by using bug spray when heading outside.