Halloween Health & Safety Tips


With Halloween and trick-or-treating right around the corner, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Highland 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. Remove before bedtime to prevent skin & eye irritation.

L – Look both ways before crossing the street, use crosswalks where possible. 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 with a trusted adult only. 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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