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Monday Needs To Be a Safe Halloween

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The big event is this week. the boys are long past the days of going back and forth on if they are going out but still seem to be looking forward to getting their hands on the house candy. It’s a Saturday night, before fall back, so it should be full of fun. But, it is never a time to forget safety.

Some great tips from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention :

Going trick-or-treating?

 

 

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Here are some other posts worth reading:

CouponChief.com. They have a guide:  https://www.couponchief.com/guides/halloween_safety_tips.

 Here’s a short summary:

CouponChief.com’s “A Mother’s Complete Guide to Halloween Safety” is a thorough but simple guide that provides a complete checklist to keep your kids safe on Halloween. Did you know that child pedestrian accidents increase by 4x on that day? The guide is going to walk you through the steps that you can take to make sure your children will avoid injury, but won’t miss out on the fun.

From the Injuryboard:

Halloween Safety Tips Can Keep Scares to a Minimum, David Mittleman |

Safety Begins Before the Candy , Mark Bello |

Pedestrian Safety On Halloween – Reno – The Legal Examiner

Liability on Halloween: Slip & Fall or Safety? | Legal Examiner Voices

Halloween Safety For The Whole Family, Chrissie Cole | October 27, 2011 1:13 PM

Wishing you a Happy—and SAFE—Halloween, John Inserra | October 27, 2011 9:56 AM

Wishing you a Happy—and SAFE—Halloween, Craig Kelley | October 27, 2011 9:56 AM

Top 10 Safety Tips for Halloween, Michael Monheit | October 27, 2011 9:08 AM

Safety Tips For Driving On Halloween, Scott Cooper | October 27, 2011 7:23 AM