Back to Top Skip to main content Skip to sub-navigation

Summer Safety Toolkit

To link directly to this toolkit from your websites, use this link: [Health.mil/SummerSafetyToolkit].

Web banner that says "Summer Safety" with beach imagery

Summer is the season for relaxing, having fun and spending time with your family and friends, but it's also a time to remember simple precautions to keep yourself and your family safe.

  • Protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays
  • Follow food safety precautions when grilling or preparing foods outside
  • Use proper protective gear for outdoor activities like biking, watersports and more
  • Drink responsibly and stay hydrated

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat happens in the summer when temperatures are much hotter and/or humid than average, which means it varies by location. Exposure to extreme heat, particularly coupled with high levels of physical exertion and insufficient hydration, can cause serious health issues, and even death. Service members should learn to identify the risks of extreme heat and the symptoms of heat-related illness. Heat acclimatization is necessary to prevent or reduce the severity of heat illness.

UV Protection

Summer is upon us, and many are looking forward to returning to fun-filled outdoor activities. When recreating outdoors in the summer, make sure to protect your skin and eyes from harmful sun exposure.

Dehydration

Summer is upon us, and many are looking forward to returning to fun-filled outdoor activities. When recreating outdoors in the summer, make sure to protect your skin and eyes from harmful sun exposure.

You also may be interested in...

First Day of Summer

Infographic
5/19/2021
Social media graphic for the first day of summer

Happy First Day of Summer

Recommended Content:

Summer Safety | Summer Safety Toolkit

WHEC Infographic

Infographic
5/19/2021
Social media graphic from the Consortium for Health and Military Performance on extreme heat showing a service member looking towards sunset

Social media graphic from the Consortium for Health and Military Performance on extreme heat showing a service member looking towards sunset. “Warrior Heat and Exertion-Related Event Collaborative Educational tools, Provider Tools, Resources ”

Recommended Content:

Extreme Heat | Summer Safety Toolkit | Summer Safety

Summer Heat v5b

Infographic
5/19/2021
Social media graphic on extreme heat showing a service member pouring water on their head

Celebrate Summer Extreme Heat

Recommended Content:

Extreme Heat | Summer Safety Toolkit | Summer Safety
<< < 1 2 3 > >> 
Showing results 31 - 33 Page 3 of 3

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.