January Safety Tips ► sponsored by WowWeb Design

When thinking about safety, I know each month has a theme or particular focus to remind us of things we don't normally do on a day to day basis, but are very important just the same.

As a example, I always know to change the batteries in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors every January 1st and July 1st. Somehow, enough literature and commercials have sunk in over the years, that changing the batteries is just automatic.

I started wondering if there were any other January safety tips I should know about, and I found some interesting ones I would like to share with you. One or two you might be able to use, the others might come in handy the next time your playing Trivial Pursuit. Enjoy!

  • in Texas, it's Bath Safety Month, and if you visit www.dfps.state.tx.us , you will find many great safety tips for bathing infants, toddlers, elderly and disabled

  • in Alberta, Canada it's Intersection Safety Month, and if you visit www.saferoads.com/pdf/mcrk you will find a wealth of information on the do's and don'ts of crossing the road, give it a read then quiz your friends

  • in Australia, it's Flight Safety Month

  • in Ontario, Canada it's Snowmobile Safety Week, check out www.wawa-news.com  for some must know tips before you take your next trip

  • in Guelph, Ontario they celebrate a Safety Patrol Appreciation Day during  January, rewarding all the wonderful kids who help get our kids across  the road, check out www.snapguelph.com, this is a idea all school boards and parent associations should be considering.

Have a great week, and I look forward to meeting you in Campbell River, Courtenay and Port Alberni this week on our Cross Canada Tour.