Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth: Have a safe and happy long labour day weekend !

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…We are just hours away from the long weekend.  I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone  a safe and enjoyable weekend.  Be careful on the roads and in the waters if you are at a cottage or boating.  Please do not drink and drive ! Plan ahead and organise a safe long weekend for your family, friends and yourself.

The Canadian Red Cross Put out these excellent safety tips, which serve as a great reminder to us all…

Safety first this long weekend

Because personal injury is no accident. Long weekends can mean highway travel, boating trips, camping, swimming and fun at the cottage. While all these activities create lasting summer memories, they all share the potential for injury. Be prepared for a safe and fun season. While heading to the cottage or campsite this weekend, Canadian Red Cross asks you to consider these important safety tips.

 Safety in, on, and around water

  • Try on their life jacket to see that it still fits and that all the zippers and buckles are in good working order.
  • When boating, always wear a life jacket. Even in nice weather, even close to shore. On average, more than 500 people drown every year in Canada. Life jackets really do save lives.
  • Power boaters need to have their Pleasure Craft Operator Card in order to operate a boat.
  • If you’re staying near the water at a campsite, cottage or resort, always supervise children. Kids love water and may wander over ‘just to take a look’, or to get that beach ball that’s bobbing on the surface.

Prevent personal injuries

  • Buckle up. Infants and young children should be in a car seat or size-appropriate booster seat.
  • Hot dogs around the campfire are great but can be easily lodged in young children’s throats. If you have toddlers, make sure to cut the hotdog lengthwise and then into small pieces.
  • Review fire safety rules with the kids. They shouldn’t play with matches, poke the fire, or roughhouse near the flames where they might fall in.
  • Be sure children play on age-appropriate playground equipment. Falls are a leading cause of injury for kids.
  • Keep pool chemicals, pest control substances and cleaners out of reach of children.

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