Stay Safe This Labor Day

The Labor Day weekend brings good times with family and friends for the last unofficial days of summer. While out having fun, it’s important to remember to be safe. Safer America is reminding people of the top essential Labor Day safety tips. First, it’s important to remember to drive safely by wearing a seatbelt and checking your car’s vitals like the oil and transmission. The National Safety Council estimates 400 people are involved in fatal accidents each year over the Labor Day weekend. Second, wear sun protection.  Did you know skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.? Next, grill responsibly. Remember that a grill, both propane and charcoal, is for the outdoors only and should never be left unattended when in use. An average of 19,000 people went to the emergency room each year from 2013 to 2017 due to injuries involving grills. Number 5 on the safety list is fireworks. There are an estimated 9,100 injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms, and children under 15 accounted for 36% of those estimated injuries from fireworks. Whatever you’re doing, have fun, be safe and enjoy the holiday weekend with your family and friends.