Oh, Labor Day! A time for parties, fun with family and friends, and saying a last official "goodbye" to summer. Many of these get-togethers include time spent outside, such as on porches, lawns, and decks. Unfortunately, sometimes these parties lead to unforeseen accidents, such as collapsing decks and/or people falling off of elevated spaces. These accidents can have severe and life-changing consequences, such as broken bones, organ damage, and death. How can you keep family and friends safe on your deck while you celebrate outside? Take a look at some of these tips:
Are you prepared for the road this Labor Day weekend? An article in a recent edition of USA Today may give you a lot to think about. According to their reports, car crash deaths are on the rise, even though cars are considered safer. This Labor Day weekend may end up being the deadliest one since 2008, according to the National Safety Council. They predict that fatal accidents on the road may result in over 400 deaths this coming weekend. Across the country, around 20,000 people have been killed in road accidents since 2016 began. Millions more people were injured.