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Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Chippewa Falls – With Halloween and trick-or-treating right around the corner, Prevea Health encourages everyone to make the health and safety of their family a priority.

Below, are some tips to ensure a “SAFE HALLOWEEN.”

S – Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F – Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags, or wear a blinking light to help drivers see you.

E – Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.

 

H – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.

A – Always test makeup in a small area first. Remove before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.

L – Look both ways before crossing the street, use crosswalks where possible and walk, don’t run!

L – Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O – Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible or on the far edge of the road facing traffic.

W – Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked visions, trips and falls.

E – Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E – Enter a home only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit homes; never stop at a dark house.

N – Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

 

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About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 40 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley region. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.

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