Spring is here, and summer will be here before you know it. In Denver and the surrounding areas, this means that the weather is changing, and many people are starting to spend more time outside. As you and your family gear up for spring and summer, here are some important safety risks to keep in mind, as identified by the National Safety Council (NSC):
1. Survive the Heat
As the average daily temperature rises, the risk for heat-related illnesses and medical conditions increases. Whether you work outside; enjoy hiking, running, mountain biking, or climbing in the great outdoors; or, simply enjoy spending time in nature with your family, it is important to be aware of the risk factors and symptoms associated with heat-related illnesses.
Fireworks on the Fourth of July are an American institution; and, while fireworks can be safe if used properly, recklessness, drunkenness, firework defects, and various other factors can all lead to severe traumatic injuries.
Playgrounds have evolved significantly over the past few decades; and, while playground designers and manufacturers are placing more emphasis on safety than ever before, injuries are still common.
From Barr Lake to the Colorado River, boating accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and they can have devastating consequences. Drowning and near-drowning accidents are common, and a variety of different factors can potentially be to blame.
Whether you ride your bike on your daily commute or you hit the trails or bike park on the weekends, riding a bike presents a number of potential risks as well. From accidents involving motor vehicles to crashes resulting from component failures, all types of bike accidents have the potential to result in serious injuries.
Skateboarding has recently experienced a surge in popularity, thanks in no small part to the sport’s upcoming first appearance in the Olympics in 2020. While skateboarding can be fun and educational, it can also result in broken bones and other injuries.
7. Pedestrian Safety
As summer approaches, the roads in and around Denver become more populated with both vehicles and pedestrians. This means an increased risk for pedestrian accidents, including accidents involving crosswalks, unmarked crossings, pedestrian and bike lanes, and pull-offs near the road.
8. Motorcycle Safety
In the Denver area, spring and summer see the reemergence of many local motorcycle riders as well. As a rider, it is important to stay within your limits, know the law and know how to protect yourself after an accident involving another vehicle.
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