It’s scary out there. It’s a whole new world. One filled with very real fears that cover the widest of spectrums. From terrorist threats to witnessing your children getting unnecessarily bullied, medical malpractice, and an infinite number of reasons to legitimately worry. A dangerous world, becomes less stressful when you realize that there are experts in your neighborhood, watching out for you and at the ready, when things don’t go as planned. Lawyers in Philadelphia want you to be secure, when and if anything should ever go bad. Have a look at Console and Associates P.C. for more info on this.

Despite your efforts for prevention, occasionally even your best efforts fail. As they say, “accidents happen.” True. It is an undeniable fact.

If staying safe is a priority to you, follow these important guidelines to avoid unnecessary personal injury and harm. Take the right actions now, to avoid trouble later.

When operating or driving a motorcycle, all terrain vehicle, scooter, bike, skateboard or even roller blades, be sure to wear recommended safety gear such as a helmet and possibly gear for your hands, elbows and knees. Although often not used, because of initial discomfort, just wearing a helmet, can reduce head injuries as much as eighty-five percent. A statistic that definitely should make one think twice before deciding not to wear helmet.

Be sure to have sun block on hand, when you know you are going to be outdoors for an extended period of time. Even on days where the sun is not necessarily bright and visible, a sky that’s over cast can still tan or burn your skin. Reflection of the sun can be equally dangerous. Winter enthusiasts who ski, snowboard, or are actively out during the day, are also at risk. The long-term effects of not properly caring for or protecting your skin, your body’s biggest organ, can be deadly.

If you live near a pool, lake, river, drainage pipe or bathtub and have kids, be sure to sit down with your children about being mindful of their personal safety when near waterways and areas of similar ilk. As the parent, you should inspect areas in question and check for potential dangers: easy entry, getting stuck, slipping, and drowning all have taken children’s lives. When inspecting areas be sure to think as your child would. Consider their height, weight, physical ability and degree of curiosity when determining “what if” possibilities. Also, if what you are inspecting is empty, imagine how things might be different if filled with water, or more water than you are seeing.

Many preventable deaths of toddlers have been caused by a child playing next to a 5 gallon bucket, peeking over the rim and falling in head first, unable to free themselves or gain any room to move. Parents or a responsible adult should always be with children wherever water is found, just in case.

An additional area that is often overlooked and is responsible for preventable injury or death is where children play. Nearly sixty percent of accidents related to playground equipment at school or and at home are related to falling. Falling is inevitable with children. Besides simply monitoring their respective behavior it would be wise to provide a softer surface on which to land. Instead of the cement or asphalt typical in such areas.

Mulch is a better alternative. Applied at about six to nine inches deep is usually adequate. Shredded, rather than pine nuggets and bulkier options. Recently, a new product has come to market, that is longer lasting than mulch, softer on impact, and safe for the environment. Small chunks of recycled plastics in a variety of colors may suit your needs more appropriately.