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posted by: LIT First Aid on: September 23, 2021

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Fall is upon us, and while that means beautiful foliage and warm spiced drinks, it also means colder weather, rain, and the return of cold and flu season. To stay safe this fall, we’ve put together a few tips for you and your family. Check them out below!


Wash Your Hands Regularly

Now that we’re a year and a half into the pandemic, you’ve likely got this tip down pat. But with the return of cold weather, it’s time to be extra careful once again as cold and flu season is just around the corner. Wash and sanitize your hands regularly throughout the day. Ideally, wash or sanitize your hands before you eat, after you use the bathroom, and really anytime you touch a public item, such as a handrail or subway handle. We recommend bringing a travel size bottle of sanitizer with you wherever you go. In addition to washing your hands, avoid touching your face. 


Wear Reflective Clothing When Exercising at Night

Now that the days are shorter, exercising at night becomes more dangerous. Whether walking, running, or cycling, it’s important to wear something reflective so that you’re visible to vehicles. Whether it’s your shoes, clothing, part of your bike, or even your dog’s leash that’s reflective, this type of material will reduce your chances of getting into an accident on the road.


Take Extra Caution on Rainy Days

The start of fall means rain is coming. Although rain can be peaceful, it also makes basic activities such as walking or driving more dangerous. When behind the wheel, drive slowly and avoid large puddles to reduce the risk of hydroplaning. When walking, avoid slippery sidewalk grates and be sure to wear appropriate footwear in the rain (the more traction, the better). 


To ensure your fall season goes off without a hitch, we recommend following the safety tips above. Another way to ensure your safety this fall is to learn basic first aid. Sign up for the L.I.T. First Aid and Lifeguard Training courses to learn important first aid skills and CPR that could save your life.

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