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As playground, backyard, beach, and pool season starts, the Mecklenburg County Health Department offers these suggestions to keep your child safe and healthy all summer long.
Water related injuries and fatalities rise during warm weather holidays for children and adults. Safety in pools and lakes is a major concern for older children, and bathtub safety is a concern for children under the age of five. Many injuries and fatalities also are due to boating accidents and inexperienced swimmers.
Skateboard and Scooter Safety
Lawn Mower Safety
Try to use a mower with a control that stops the mower from moving forward if the handle is let go.
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety
Source: Skateboard and Scooter, Lawn Mower and All-Terrain Vehicle Safety information provided by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.