Easter is a time of year that many people look forward to as it represents the start of spring, the end of winter and, of course, a chance to get together with family and friends. When celebrating the holiday, it is important to do so safely in order to avoid injuries that can ruin the celebration and have long-lasting impacts. Here, the Nevada personal injury attorneys at ER Injury Attorneys offer these five Easter safety tips.
Follow These Six Easter Safety Tips
1) Avoid Choking Hazards
With all the sweet treats and small toys associated with the holiday, choking hazards are common during Easter celebrations. This is especially dangerous for young children. When purchasing candy and other items, make sure to choose age-appropriate items. Young children are more likely to choke on small, hard candies or candies with nuts or other hard pieces. Instead, choose larger treats that are less likely to be a choking hazard, such as marshmallow bunnies or soft chocolates.
2) Be Alert to Dangerous Items
Dangerous products can cause injuries beyond choking due to defective parts. Before purchasing any items, take the time to do some research. Check for reviews or information online and see if any recalls or safety alerts have been issued.
Additionally, take extra precaution when coloring Easter eggs. Children are drawn to brightly colored items and might ingest large amounts of dye tablets. If this happens, contact the Poison Control Center.
3) Practice Food Safety
When hosting an event, food safety is a top priority. Along with food safety protocols like washing your hands and keeping food at the correct temperature, be mindful of food allergies to ensure the safety of your loved ones and friends. It’s wise to stock up on allergy-friendly food that does not contain common allergens like peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, or gluten.
If you don’t use plastic eggs, kids who are sensitive to eggs should also stay away from egg decorating and the egg hunt. Using plastic eggs instead of real eggs will also help prevent the risk of salmonella or other food-borne illnesses. Additionally, make sure to avoid cross contamination when preparing food by using separate cutting boards, utensils, and serving dishes for raw meats and cooked foods. Don’t let food sit out at room temperature for more than two hours before putting it in the fridge or freezer.
Another important Easter safety tip: don’t forget your pets! Chocolate is poisonous to both dogs and cats. Be sure to keep your chocolate bunnies and other treats where your pets can’t reach them.
4) Be Aware of Your Surroundings Outside
The Easter egg hunt is the highlight of the celebration for both children and adults. During the hunt, make sure to choose a safe location that is free of uneven terrain, slippery surfaces, sharp objects, and obstacles to help avoid slip and fall accidents and broken bones.
Before hosting a gathering at your home, make sure to clean up or repair anything that might cause someone to fall. If there will be young children at your event, set boundaries for the egg hunt area to prevent participants from wandering into unsafe areas and make sure children are supervised at all times. Remember, if someone is hurt on your property, you can be held liable for their injuries.
5) Be Careful in The Kitchen
The kitchen is where all the magic really happens on holidays like Easter, but it is also one of the deadliest rooms in your home. Everyone tends to gather in the kitchen, increasing the likelihood of injuries like burns. Make sure there is enough space for everyone to move around safely. However, it is important to keep children away from hot surfaces in the kitchen and to keep hot liquids away from countertop edges.
6) Drive Safely
The Easter holiday weekend means more traffic and car accidents. This may occur for several reasons, including heavy traffic, distracted driving, or drunk driving. When driving, avoid distractions and follow all traffic laws, especially the speed limit. To beat traffic and lower the risk of an accident, leave to get to your destination early. Often, the Easter holiday weekend means gathering with friends, which can lead to an increase in alcohol consumption. If you plan on drinking, have a designated driver or use a rideshare service.
Contact ER Injury Attorneys
The team at ER Injury Attorneys hopes you and your family have a safe and happy Easter holiday. While you’re celebrating and enjoying time with your family and friends, it’s crucial to be mindful of the risks of accidents and injuries. By following our Easter safety tips, you can help prevent accidents and injuries.
If you’ve been injured on Easter due to someone else’s negligence, the team at ER Injury Attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We’ve successfully represented clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Boulder City, and Pahrump. For your free case consultation, contact us 24/7 by calling 702-878-7878, via LiveChat, or by filling out our contact form.