Halloween Safety Tips

We want to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy Halloween. Below are some safety tips from ODH for trick-or-treating and advice for a safe and healthy holiday.

  • Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible; make sure shoes fit well; fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating; walk and don’t run from house to house
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone; walk in groups or with a trusted adult
  • Look both ways before crossing the street; use crosswalks and only walk on sidewalks whenever possible
  • Remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations; wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps
  • Review with children how to call 9-1-1 if they have an emergency or become lost
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them
  • Small children should never carve pumpkins; leave the cutting to the parents, allow the children draw on the pumpkins with markers or paint
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin
Tuesday, October 23, 2018