Summer has shifted into fall, bringing cooler weather, nature’s colorful transformation… and different hazards. Don’t let the shifting season catch you by surprise! Check out these tips to ensure that you have a fun, safe fall:
Back it Up
It’s a beautiful sight when the leaves change color and begin to spiral gently down to the ground. However, someone has to laboriously rake those leaves. If this is you, make sure to watch your back by following these safety tips:
- Stretch before
- Stand up straight
- Rake for intervals of 10-15 minutes at a time, and take breaks in between
If you decide to use a leaf blower, make sure to wear clothing that covers your skin well, and wear eye protection and close-toed shoes. Keep pain at bay!
Shoo Flu, Don’t Bother Me
The flu, or influenza, is a contagious illness that frolics in the fall and winter. In order to fight the flu, make sure to:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Wear appropriate clothes outdoors to protect from the cold
- Get a flu shot
With the shift to fall comes a shift in weather conditions. When you are on the road, be aware of:
- Rain: Can make the pavement slippery.
- Leaves: Can litter the road, making it slippery and hard to identify road markings.
- Frost: Be aware of ice spots on the road, bridges, overpasses and shaded areas.
- Fog: Can affect your driving visibility.
- Deer: Refrain from swerving if a deer comes in front of your vehicle. Instead, firmly brake to come to a safe stop.
- Glare: Can impact your sight during and even after exposure.
- School traffic: Fall is back-to-school season, meaning more early morning traffic, schools buses and cars on the road, and children and parents walking.
We hope that these safety tips and cautions will help you have a safe season. TBC Accident Care offers bio-injection for pain treatment, as well as medical and legal assistance post-car accident. Remember to visit us if you or someone you know has an auto or personal injury!