Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

For most Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. While it’s a time to reflect and appreciate those that serve, and have given their lives for our country, many people celebrate this holiday by spending time with family and friends in the sun.

While it’s wonderful to enjoy this holiday, it’s important to practice proper safety to ensure everyone has a healthy and happy time.

Here are a couple of safety tips that can help keep your friends and family safe this Memorial Day weekend:

1. Sun Care

Welcoming in the warm weather is always fun, but it’s important to protect yourself and your loved ones from sun damage or heat stroke. Wear SPF sunscreen and don’t forget to re-apply throughout the day. Make sure you wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes. One of the most important tips is to stay hydrated. Make sure you are drinking lots of water.

2. Water Safety

Speaking of drinking lots of water, let’s talk about playing or swimming in the water. If you’re planning on spending time at the pool, lake, or beach and have children, make sure they are well supervised. Memorial Day weekend is a very busy weekend, so don’t let young children swim alone and make sure they have a life jacket if you’re on a boat.

3. Drive Safely

Obviously, you always want to practice road safety. However, on holidays when there is more traffic and drivers out than usual, it’s important to take extra precautions. If you’re going to celebrate Memorial Day with a few drinks, make sure you have a designated driver. Make sure you wear your seatbelt even if you are in the back seat, and avoid talking on the phone or looking down at your phone for navigation.

Give yourself extra time for travel, this way you won’t feel rushed or pressured to get to where you’re going. If you have a long drive, make sure you get out of the car frequently for stops and stretching.

At MEGAComfort we try to practice what we preach, we help our team practice personal and social responsibility throughout the year. One way we engage in social responsibility is through donating to the Semper Fi Fund. This incredible charity helps Military Service Members and their families. You can learn more about our donations and how to get involved here.

We wish you a MEGAHappy Memorial Day and we hope you, your friends, and family have a wonderful time celebrating or giving back to our brave Veterans.