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Test Your Safety IQ With Our Summer Safety Quiz

April 02, 2016

Summertime is fast approaching, and as many families look forward to the sun, water, and relaxation, it is easy to forget the potential safety hazards that lurk around us. In fact, summer presents some unique potential safety issues.

Children are particularly vulnerable to a host of summertime dangers. The following is a quiz intended to test your summer safety knowledge. If you or your child is injured in an accident this summer due to another's negligence, the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are available for a free consultation.

Water Safety

1. Your young child is safer in the swimming pool when:
A. He or she knows how to swim and you are watching them.
B. You are in the pool and within arm's length.
C. He or she is wearing a swim vest or floaties.

The correct answer is B. It is important that your young child learns to swim, but even babies and toddlers with swimming skills should not be left alone in the pool. Floaties and swim vests are useful tools, but should not be relied upon to keep your child safe absent proper supervision.

2. If you are caught in a rip current at the beach you should:

A. Swim toward shore, fighting the current as you go.
B. Wave for help and try to tread water.
C. Do not fight the current. Instead, swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline and swim to shore once out of the current.

The correct answer is C. Rip currents can be extremely dangerous. It is important to take steps to prevent ever finding yourself in a rip current, including always swimming with a buddy and never swimming on unguarded beaches. If you do find yourself stuck in the current, follow the steps outlined in letter C above.


3. True or False: A propane grill can be used in your indoor lanai or patio.

False. Propane and charcoal grills should only be used outdoors as they could present a fire hazard inside.

4. The hottest hours of the day are:

A. On sunny days
B. In July
C. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The correct answer is C. The hottest hours of the day are when you need to take extra precautions to combat sunstroke and sunburns. Apply sunscreen liberally, being sure to reapply after you get out of the pool. Stay hydrated and never leave children or pets in the car.

5. You should apply sunscreen:

A. A few minutes before leaving the house.
B. 30 minutes before going in the sun.

The correct is B. You should apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you will be out in the sun, then reapply every two hours or after getting wet.

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Category: Personal Injury

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.