I can’t help it, safety takes no vacation. Though I do take vacation, I can’t help but notice what people do to compromise their safety, both in the immediate and long term. So while sitting under a nice canvas umbrella today, my mind nagged for this post. I know that the people I saw know better, they choose to do what they do. So here’s just a few things you should think about if you are taking a beach vacation.
- The obvious thing – sunblock. You don’t have to be a global warming fanatic to know about the potential damage of your skin due to sun exposure. Use sunblock liberally and frequently. Grease stains are easier to get out than cancers.
- Eye protection is underrated. Sunglasses can ease significant stress on the eyes, and prevent wear and tear on all the little eye-parts that many of us take for granted.
- Consume liquids. I saw this being followed, but maybe water to beer in a two-to-one ratio would be a little better. Too much alcohol is a compounding problem – you may get dehydrated and you may also forget item #1 above.
I saw a number of people today neglecting 1, 2, or all 3 of these rules. You don’t want to be one of them later today. Ouch!
Thanks, and let’s be careful out there.
Anna at abdpbt is responsible for the effort to Fight Listless Mondays. Find other list links on her blog. Her lists and the others linked there always give you something to think about, and may even make you smile!