Halloween Safety Tips

Pumpkin Carving:




·        Never let children carve pumpkins without adult supervision




·        Adults should use specifically designed carving knives, rather than kitchen knives




·        Carve the pumpkin in small, controlled strokes, away from oneself on a strong, sturdy surface




Costume Safety:




·        Purchase a flame resistant costume, masks, wigs and other components




·        If using a homemade costume, use flame resistant materials




·        Avoid baggy sleeves and billowing skirts




·        Use reflective tape or other materials – found at hardware or sporting goods stores -  to be easily visible at night




·        Make sure the costume is well-fitted with sturdy shoes to be trip resistant




·        Use make up instead of masks to avoid obstructing vision




·        Swords, knives and similar accessories should be soft and flexible




Pedestrian Safety:




·        Walk, don’t run




·        Caution against running out from between parked cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments or furniture present dangers




Poisoning Safety:




·        Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering




·        Adults check treats to make sure they are in the original, unopened packaging




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