5 Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips to Follow

At Needham, Kepner & Fish LLP, we want our clients to have a safe Labor Day weekend with family and friends. We recommend using these five Labor Day weekend safety tips over this holiday weekend.

Safety Tip 1: Do Not Drink Alcohol While Operating a Vehicle

Do not drink alcoholic beverages while driving a vehicle or engaging in water sports. Excess alcohol consumption is a leading cause of auto accidents and drowning incidents. In addition, it is illegal to drink alcohol while operating an automobile. Many local parks also have strict regulations about drinking alcoholic beverages.

Due to more vehicles being on the road for the holiday weekend and the potential for drunk drivers, there may be an increase in auto accidents. If you or your loved one is involved in an auto accident over this holiday weekend, please contact us so that we may be able to help with this difficult process.

Safety Tip 2: Use Caution While Having a Barbecue

Make sure to understand how to use a grill while you are barbecuing. You should not use a charcoal or gas grill inside a building. It may lead to a buildup of lethal carbon monoxide gas. Additionally, outside, you should place a grill away from trees, fences, and buildings. However, make sure to have a bucket of water nearby to extinguish a dangerous fire.

Safety Tip 3: Wear a Protective Helmet While Cycling

If you want to ride your motorcycle or bicycle over the Labor Day weekend, then make sure to wear a helmet. It is also a good idea to have protective pads on your elbows or knees to prevent painful scrapes during a fall. When you are cycling in the evening, use lights and wear reflective clothing to help others see you on the road.

Safety Tip 4: Avoid Food Poisoning During Cookouts

When you are having a picnic or cookout over the Labor Day weekend, make sure to prevent food poisoning by keeping foods at the correct temperature. Use a cooler packed with ice to store foods, and also, make sure to cook meat at the proper temperature to avoid any contamination from pathogens.

Safety Tip 5: Carry a First-aid Kit

Bring along a first-aid kit when you are traveling to a special event or a local park. A first-aid kit should have an assortment of bandages along with antibiotic ointment. Make sure to learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and also, carry a cell phone with you to contact paramedics if needed.

Contact a San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer After a Labor Day Weekend Accident

If you are injured over Labor Day weekend and you believe that someone may be responsible for your injuries, contact our San Jose personal injury attorneys. You can call us at (408) 716-1668 or contact us online by filling out our online form.

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