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June 2013 NewsFlash: Summer Safety

Mon, 06/03/2013
Summer Safety
The month of June marks the official beginning of summer. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, summer is a great time for you and the people you support to enjoy more time outside. As you make plans for fun summer activities, keep in mind these safety tips on the DDS SafetyNet website aimed for you and the people you support. 


Stay safe under the sun

Being out in the sun takes a little bit of planning, but is something that everyone can enjoy. Preventing heat illness is critical to staying healthy while you are out in the sun. Supporters, start your summer by understanding ways to prevent heat illness.

Too much sun can cause sun damage and dehydration. Using sunblock and drinking plenty of water are a must. Here is more great information on how to safely enjoy a hot summer. 

Splash into water safely
Staying cool during the summer months may mean enjoying a refreshing day at the pool or visiting the beach. Although this is a fun activity, everyone needs to be especially alert. If you are going to be near water this summer, make sure to look at these do's and don'ts of water safety.

Prepare for safe travel

Summer travel can be very rewarding. These tips should help individuals prepare their medications before and during their memorable journey. Individuals can stay organized on their trip by filling out this handy travel medication schedule.


Last updated on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:14