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Tips to stay safe and injury free at Halloween

October 20, 2017
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There is no trick to staying safe on All Hallows’ Eve, and getting sick or hurt is certainly no treat. Please look over this list of common sense tips whether you are young or old, hero or villain, nerd or geek.

Trick or treaters

Trick or treaters

  • The best costumes are light-coloured or reflective.
  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick with you.
  • Costumes should be short to allow for safe walking.
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Add layers underneath your costume if it’s a cold night.
  • Use face makeup instead of a mask – as many masks impede vision.
  • Don’t trick-or-treat alone; have an adult supervise at all times.
  • Have an adult check the candy before anyone dives in for a treat

Motorists and cyclists, please drive carefully and keep an eye out for children, adults and goblins if you’re in your car on Halloween night.

At home

  • When designing a jack-o’-lantern, keep the sharp carving tools with the adults.
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  • Use battery-powered lights or tea-light candles instead of a regular candle.
  • If you use a regular candle, make sure it is on a steady surface and away from anything that can burn – such as curtains, costumes or other decorations
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended.

Halloween Parties

  • Don’t mix alcohol and drugs.
  • Before you go out, plan your travel home with a designated driver or paid transportation.
  • If you’re going to be drinking, eat something before you go out and stay hydrated with water between drinks throughout the evening.
  • If you are walking, be sure you are easily visible to drivers and that you follow the rules of the road.
  • If you feel unsafe or unwell, ask for help immediately from people you know.
  • Call 9-1-1  immediately if  you or someone elso  is unable to walk,  has a change in their level of consciousness, or other signs of overdose or alcohol poisoning
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