Safety Tips

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  1. Bicycle Safety
  2. Burn Prevention
  3. Candle Safety
  4. Carbon Monoxide Safety
  5. Dryer Safety
  6. Flood Safety
  7. Exercise Safety

Bicycle Safety Tips

  • Wear a bike helmet at all times.
  • Keep your bike in good shape.
  • Always let cars and people go first.
  • Slow down and check traffic at all corners.
  • Keep both hands on the handle bars except when doing turn signals.
  • Stay off busy streets. If on a busy street, walk bicycle across the street.
  • Don't stunt, ride double, hitch rides, go in and out of traffic, or go between parked cars.

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  1. Extension Cord Safety
  2. Flood Safety
  3. Holiday Safety
  4. Ice Safety
  5. Kitchen Fire Safety
  6. Pool Safety
  7. School Bus Safety

Extension Cord Safety Tips

  • Extension cords are a temporary wiring solution.
  • Grasp the plug when removing cords from outlets.
  • Avoid overheating by using extension cords of the proper size for the load they will carry.
  • Use an extension cord as short as practical.
  • Regularly check cords for damage, never repair by splicing, discard old or worn cords. Cords should never be placed under rugs or covered, this may cause overheating.
  • Do not roll or loop cords, this may also cause overheating.
  • Avoid using "octopus plugs" which allow many cords to be plugged into a single receptacle.
  1. Snow Shoveling Safety
  2. Sledding Safety
  3. Vehicle Fueling  Safety

Snow Shoveling Safety

  • If you are inactive and have a history of heart trouble, talk to your doctor before you take on the task of shoveling snow.
  • Avoid caffeine or nicotine before beginning. These are stimulants and can place extra stress on the heart.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Dress in several layers so you can remove a layer as needed.
  • Warm up your muscles before shoveling.
  • Use a shovel with a small blade.
  • Begin shoveling slowly, pace yourself, and take breaks as needed.
  • Push snow rather than lifting and throwing.
  • If you do lift snow protect your back from injury by lifting correctly:
    • Stand with your feet hip-width apart for balance.
    • Keep the shovel close to your body.
    • Bend from the knees (not the back) and tighten your stomach muscles as you lift the snow.
    • Avoid twisting movements.
  • Most importantly - listen to your body. Stop if you feel pain.