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By Member Joyce Shry
September 26, 2020

As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, it's important to keep a few important fall safety tips in mind. With proper precautions and safety awareness, your family can enjoy that crisp autumn weather while avoiding some of the dangers that come with the season. From illnesses to injuries, there are several climate changes that happen in the fall that might have a direct impact on your health and wellness.

Fight the flu! Autumn is the start of flu season. The flu is a contagious illness that infects the nose, throat, lungs and a range of complications like sinus and ear infections. Even though you can possibly get sick after getting a flu shot, a yearly vaccine can provide protection against complications from the flu.

Watch Your Back. One of the most beautiful occurrences of the fall season is when the leaves start to turn color then gracefully fall upon lawns or get suddenly swept up on an autumn breeze. A less poetic reality of fall is the fact that someone has to rake those leaves. This season, watch your back as you tend to your lawn, as back injuries are prone to happen while raking and collecting leaves

Fall driving. A combination of fewer hours of daylight with unpredictable weather can result in unsafe driving conditions in the fall. This can result in difficulty seeing and maneuvering on the roads. A number of weather conditions can contribute to a risky road. There are multiple ways to stay safe on the roads this fall, and they all boil down to watching your speed, especially in rain, frost or leaves, and paying attention to the road and your surroundings. Also don’t forget to veer the deer!

Fall Home maintenance. From cluttered gutters to fire hazards, protect your home this fall by making sure it’s ready to combat the changing weather and potential dangers. In order to ensure safety inside your home, take a moment and check all of your safety devices, making sure the batteries are charged and that they work properly.

Fall is a time for fun and family. Fall into good habits this autumn!

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