Health & Environment

Winter Safety Tips from NEW Health

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator, North End Waterfront Health

The weather is expected to dip back into the teens later this week, so here’s a reminder about winter safety tips:

  • Dress in layers.
  • Wear a hat.
  • Wear non-skid boots.
  • For safety and visibility, wear a brightly colored scarf or hat.
  • Cover exposed skin with sunscreen; you can burn in the winter.
  • Do not shovel snow if you are out of shape.
  • Use rock salt or de-icing compounds on steps and sidewalks.
  • Do not put your hand into the snow blower.
  • Avoid driving in snow or ice storms.
  • Limit time outdoors in freezing temperatures.

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