Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor Day Safety Tips to Enjoy a Safe & Fun Labor Day Weekend!

As summer bids adieu and the long weekend of Labor Day approaches, it’s time to plan for some well-deserved relaxation and fun with friends and family.

Safety should always be a top priority, whether you’re hitting the road for a getaway, firing up the grill, taking a dip in the pool, or simply enjoying quality time outdoors.

As we gear up to celebrate Labor Day and pay tribute to all the hardworking individuals in our community, let’s ensure our well-deserved break is enjoyable and safe.

By following these safety tips, you’ll be well-prepared to create lasting memories with your loved ones. And should the need arise, remember that Angleton ER is here to support you with top-quality emergency care.


At Angleton ER, we believe that it’s our responsibility as part of the medical community to create awareness about heat-related emergencies to help safeguard the lovely Texas communities that we serve.


Most Common Labor Day Injuries Requiring Emergency Care

Grill-Related Burns: Backyard barbecues are a quintessential part of Labor Day celebrations. However, improper use of grills and fire pits can lead to burns and injuries.

Swimming Accidents: Pools and beaches beckon for refreshing swimming, but water-related accidents can happen. Drownings, slips, and diving injuries are all too common during this time.

Boating Incidents: If you plan to set sail, remember that boating accidents can lead to serious injuries, especially if alcohol is involved.

Road Accidents: With more people hitting the roads, the risk of car accidents increases. This year, the National Safety Council (NSC) predicts that as many as 455 Americans may die in traffic-related accidents during Labor Day Weekend.

Food Poisoning: Enjoying a festive feast is part of the weekend, but improper food handling can lead to foodborne illnesses.

Alcohol-Related Mishaps: Overindulgence in alcohol can lead to accidents, falls, and impaired decision-making.

Safety Tips for a Carefree Labor Day Weekend

Road Traveling Safety Advice

  • Plan your route, making sure to include alternative ways.
  • Ensure your vehicle is in good condition.
  • Plan for frequent rest stops to ensure you stay well-rested during road trips.
  • Pack an emergency kit containing essentials like first aid supplies, water, and non-perishable snacks.

Swimming and Boating Safety Tips

  • Always swim with a buddy, especially in natural water bodies.
  • Follow posted rules at beaches and pools, and only swim in permitted areas.
  • Always supervise children playing in or near bodies of water.
  • Choose to swim in areas where lifeguards are available.
  • Ensure all passengers wear appropriate safety gear when boating.
  • Avoid drinking and boating.
  • Check weather conditions before setting sail.

Cooking and Grilling Safety Guidance

  • Keep a fire extinguisher nearby while grilling.
  • Maintain a safe distance from flames.
  • Always use proper utensils to avoid burns.
  • Don’t allow children and pets to play near lit grills.
  • Place your grill away from your home, low-hanging branches, shrubs, and other flammable objects.
  • Keep meats refrigerated until you are ready to cook them to prevent harmful bacterial growth.
  • Prevent cross-contamination by keeping raw and cooked foods separate.

Drinking Safety

If you choose to drink alcohol this weekend, do so in moderation. Alternate with non-alcoholic beverages, and never drink and drive.

What If An Emergency Strikes?

Accidents can happen despite our best efforts, but the good news is that help is always available. Even during holidays like Labor Day, Angleton ER is fully operational, staffed with skilled doctors and nurses who are committed to providing the best emergency care.

Whether it’s a minor injury or a more severe medical situation, you can trust that you’ll receive expert treatment promptly because your safety and well-being are always our priority.


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If an emergency strikes, you have a choice! At Angleton ER we’re open during all weekends, and holidays & offer FREE Medical Screening! There is no need to risk your health or your life. Get help from the ER experts when you need it, visit us immediately at 1116 E Mulberry Street, Angleton, TX 77515.
You may call us, check in online, or walk-in as we are always open.

Get back on track to enjoying life, FAST! Here you will find experienced, effective and caring emergency physicians as well as the best on-site ER technology for everything from minor to major injuries and conditions.

  • CT Scan, Digital X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Certified Full-Service Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Specialized Pediatrics ER Care Facilities
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