Never leave a fire unattended and always keep a fire extinguisher or garden hose nearby. Even if you think a fire pit has cooled down, ash that isn't glowing could still be dangerously hot. Check out this Backyard Fire Safety PDF.
Mo' Mowing Safety Tips
Sometimes, teens want to help with work around the house or yard. Make sure they know to exercise caution when the lawn mower is in use. For more information, download the "What To Know Before You Mow" PDF.
Protection from Power Tools
Unplug all power tools and store them away when they're not in use. When using power tools yourself, always wear protective gear, especially on your eyes.
Garage Poison Patrol
Many things that are kept in garages contain chemicals that can be poisonous to people of all ages. These products should be kept locked and out of reach. To learn more about garage safety, download this checklist. For more info about poison prevention, click here.
Grills cause 8,000 home fires each year, so be sure to keep grills away from grass, foliage, siding and decks. When done grilling, let coals cool before pouring water over them. Learn more about safe grilling here.
It's Getting Hot Out There
Anyone can suffer from a heat‑related illness if they participate in strenuous physical activities in hot weather. Keep your teens hydrated and make sure they stay inside as much as possible on very hot days.
Right Fit for Feet
Teens have their own ideas about fashion and what's "in," but when planning outdoor activities, make sure their shoes are comfortable and slip resistant.