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Summer Safety Toolkit

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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.

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