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Reah Andrews, S-4 Hazardous Materials supervisor, watches over family as they play a friendly game of water basketball at the Oasis Pool and Water Park aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., June 9. With High Desert temperatures already soaring, the pool is a welcome relief, offering family-friendly fun.
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Summer Safety

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Summer is the season for relaxing, having fun and spending time with your family and friends, but it's also a time to remember simple precautions to keep yourself and your family safe.

  • Protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays
  • Follow food safety precautions when grilling or preparing foods outside
  • Use proper protective gear for outdoor activities like biking, watersports and more
  • Drink responsibly and stay hydrated
 

Key Messages

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Driving:

 

Food Handling and Grilling Safety:

 

Fireworks:

 

Heat Injuries:

 

Bug Safety:

 

Boat Safety:

 

Swimming

 

Bicycling:

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Keep a good lookout and situational awareness of other boats and objects. Ensure crew and passengers wear a USCG approved personal floatation device. Operate at safe and legal speeds – watch your wake. Know and respect the weather – heed weather warnings. www.heatlh.mil/boatsafety #SeasTheDaySafely; #EnjoyTheWaves; #KnowHowToFloatYourBoat; ...

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May 5, 2022

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As pleasant summer weather ramps up, you might be ready to head outside and fire up your grill. Before you do, make sure you’re following proper grilling safety guidelines. According to the National Fire Protection Association, over 19,000 people on average are injured in a grilling accident each year. Don’t be part of the statistics this year! www ...

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Ride a bike and a helmet that fits you. Wear bright clothing and reflective gear so you can be seen. Drive with the flow of traffic. Be alert – avoid listening to music with headphones/pods. Share the road with automobiles. www.health.mil/bikesafety #ShareTheRoad; #BeAHardHeadWearAHelmet; #GoWithTheFlowOfTraffic

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#Summer is upon us! With so many sun-filled fun activities to look forward to, don’t let #safety take a backseat! #SummerFunSummerSafe #SummerIsHereBeSafe #101DaysOfSummerSafetyFun www.health.mil/summersafety

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May 5, 2022

Summer Safety - Driving Safety

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We’ve all got places to be this #summer, but let’s get there safely. Don’t rush! Give yourself time to get where you’re going, don’t tailgate, change lanes safely and don’t overuse your horn. #DriveSafeDontTailgate#HaveFunButDriveSafe #DriveSafeOutThere! www.health.mil/DrivingSafety

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Summer Safety - Swimming Safety

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Never allow young children to swim without adult supervision. Never swim when you are tired, under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Know and observe your swimming limitations and capabilities. Avoid swift-moving water. If caught in a current, swim with it and angle towards shore or the edge of the current. www.health.mil/swimsafety ...

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Summer Safety - Heat Injuries

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Prevent heat injuries by keeping hydrated with water or a sports drink before exercising. Avoid outside activities during the hottest part of the day. Wear light, loose fitting clothing when exercising outside. Don’t forget to use sunscreen! www.health.mil/heatinjuries #H2OB4Workout; #SPFKeepsYouFromTheBurn; #DressLightKeepCool; #DontOverheatHydrate

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Summer Safety - Firework Safety

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Do not point sparklers or fireworks at yourself or others, especially while they are being lit. Only light fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and fire resistant. Do not attempt to light multiple devices at the same time, and never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers. www.health.mil/fireworkssafety #DontGeBurned; ...

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Summer Safety - Bug Safety

Summer Safety - bugs

Keep bugs away when you play! Avoid wearing perfumes and scented soaps. Stay away from stagnant water and heavily wooded areas. Be safe – Check the DEET concentrations before use! www.health.mil/bugsafety #BugsDontBugME; #BugsStayClear; #BugsLovePerfumeDontWearItOutside

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May 19, 2021

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Social media graphic from the Consortium for Health and Military Performance on extreme heat showing a service member looking towards sunset. “Warrior Heat and Exertion-Related Event Collaborative Educational tools, Provider Tools, Resources ”

Last Updated: August 04, 2023
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