As summer gives way to fall, cooler temperatures and wet weather are sure to move into the area. While this is a great time of the year, there are several unique safety risks that you must take into consideration. Proactively protecting against these can go a long way in keeping you safe and healthy.
Wet leaves: Wet leaves, either on the road or sidewalk, are a slip and fall hazard. If you find yourself driving, walking, or running in areas where leaves are coating the ground, take extreme caution.
Furnace and heater fires: Your furnace and space heaters have been sitting unused for quite a few months. When it’s time to crank up the heat in your home, inspect your furnace, space heaters, and fireplaces to ensure that they’re operating safely.
Nighttime running: During the summer months, you can run in the daylight up until roughly 9 pm. But when the fall months arrive, this is no longer the case. If you’re running at night, be sure to wear something reflective. You want to be seen at all times.
These are just a few of the many fall safety risks to protect against. A proactive approach can help keep you safe.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.