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May Safety Tips!

Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities

Sunscreen Tips

Wear sunscreen with a SPF 15 or higher. If you have fair skin or light hair, you are more susceptible to the sun’s rays and should use a sunscreen with a higher SPF.

Choose sunscreen labeled “broad spectrum” meaning that it protects against two types of harmful rays: UVA and UVB.

Use waterproof sunscreen to make sure it stays on longer, even if you perspire or get wet.

Reapply sunscreen often – usually every two hours, but sooner if you’ve been swimming or are perspiring heavily.

Water Tips

Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.

Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!

Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses.

Lawn Equipment Tips

Always wear hearing protection when operating loud equipment.

Always wear gloves.

Wear safety goggles to sheild your eyes from debree.

Always make sure your lawn equipment is safe to use and working properly.


City of Midland recognized as a Safe Community!

The City of Midland has been recognized as a “Safe Community” by the National Safety Council. Midland is the first city in the state of Michigan to receive this accreditation and only the 19th city nationwide. Months of efforts went into working on this designation which led to the identification of more areas for us to focus improvements on. Great Lakes Safety is proud to have been a part of this evaluation process and looks forward to participating in additional assistance to build upon this great designation.