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Take Safety Home: Swimming Safely

Tragic water accidents happen quickly. The most common reason for aquatic mishaps is a lack of safety knowledge. Follow these tips to prevent injury:

  • Never dive into shallow water or water where the bottom is not visible.
  • Never use alcohol or drugs while swimming or boating.
  • Never leave children unattended near a water source, even for a few seconds.
  • Gates around pools should be self-closing and self-latching. Latches should be out of the reach of small children.
  • For above-ground pools, steps and ladders should be secured when in use and removed when the pool is not in use.
  • Never swim alone, no matter how good of a swimmer you are.
  • Do not attempt to jump in and save a drowning victim unless properly trained and certified in lifesaving practices such as CPR. Call 911 for help.
  • Get out of the water and move away from any water source if a thunderstorm is imminent.
  • Wear foot protection to prevent cuts and abrasions.


This information is provided as a service to you by Compliance Consultants, Inc.

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