Summer Safety Tips

Capitol Federal and KC 102.1 want to keep you safe this summer by making sure you’re informed!
Check out the Summer Safety Tips below, brought to you by nsc.org!

Summer Safety Tips

Beat the Heat
Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water.

Bug Safety
Mosquitoes can cause a number of illnesses, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Learn what you can do to protect yourself at work and play.

Playgrounds
Emergency departments see more than 20,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related traumatic brain injury each year.

Fireworks
Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades, fireworks displays – and plenty of visits to emergency rooms, especially during July.

Water Safety
Not including boating incidents, on average about nine people die from drowning every day. The younger the child, the greater the risk.

Bicycling
Bicyclists must take extra precautions when they ride. They often share the road with vehicles, but injuries can happen even on a bike path.

Skateboarding
Everyone falls, but there’s a right way to do it. In 2015, 125,145 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms after being injured skateboarding.

Boating
Most boating experiences are positive. But joyful times quickly can turn deadly if boaters are not vigilant about safety – at all times.

Pedestrian Safety
Cell phone distracted walking is a huge problem, and rarely are we more vulnerable than when walking, crossing streets and negotiating traffic.

For more safety tips, visit nsc.org!