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  • Writer's pictureLisa Brown

Tips to Keep You and Your Guests Safe on Halloween

Halloween is a fun time of year for the kids. They get to dress up in their favorite costume and pretend to be their favorite superhero, princess, or whatever else their little mind can dream up. So, the last thing anybody wants to see is this special day ruined by a preventable accident.

Since people will undoubtedly be showing up at your house this Halloween, below are some tips on what you can do to prevent any accidents from happening.

How can you increase everyone’s safety during Halloween?

Pay Attention to Decorations

  1. Make sure to tape all wires down

  2. Avoid running cords across pathways

  3. Keep decorations off of walkways

  4. Limit or avoid the use of fog machines that can hinder visibility

  5. Use fake candles or lights instead of open flames to avoid a fire hazard

Pay Attention to Slip & Fall Hazards

  1. Stairs should be well maintained and even

  2. There should be no broken pieces of cement or cracked stairways

  3. Driveways should be clean and absent of cracks or holes

  4. Home entryways should be clutter-free and well-lit

  5. Walkways and pathways around your home should be free of loose tiles or raised cement

Pay Attention to Your Pets

  1. Keep dogs on a leash, even in the home, while people are coming to visit

  2. If necessary, put pets in a crate or in a quiet and safe place away from the noise

  3. Warn guests of any pets that may react aggressively, and use a muzzle when necessary.

  4. A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds

Advice for Your Children and Their Costumes

  1. If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you

  2. Agree on a specific time children should return home

  3. Teach your children to never enter a stranger’s home or car

  4. Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends

  5. Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home

  6. All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant

  7. Avoid masks which can obstruct vision

  8. If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks

  9. When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first

  10. Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritant

Halloween Tips to Avoid Getting or Spreading COVID-19

Unfortunately, we are currently living in the age of COVID-19, so additional measures must be taken to ensure the safety of everyone when it comes to preventing both getting and spreading the disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the following additional tips should be followed to prevent getting or spreading COVID-19.

  1. Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.

  2. Give out treats outdoors, if possible.

  3. Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.

  4. Wash hands before handling treats.

  5. Wear a mask (make your cloth mask part of your costume)

  6. Indoors and outdoors, stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

Trust SouthShore Injury Attorneys With Your Apollo Beach Personal Injury Claim

Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can still happen even if you follow the best advice. When an accident does occur, it is important that you have the best legal representation. The attorneys at SouthShore Injury Attorneys handle only personal injury claims and represent injury victims in the SouthShore area and throughout the State of Florida. If you’ve suffered injuries in a Florida accident, contact SouthShore Injury Attorneys at (813) 419-3866 for a free consultation.

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