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Now that summer is here, it’s time to review some of the rules of summer safety. While summer is a great time of year to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate summer holidays, and even enjoy a vacation or time away from work and school, it also brings its unique dangers.

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Be sure to follow these tips to enjoy a safe and wonderful summer:

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Each Independence Day, fireworks injuries are a serious concern for doctors and emergency rooms. Each year, people are several injured or even killed due to improper use of fireworks. Unfortunately, children and minors are more likely to be affected by these types of injuries.

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While fun, fireworks can cause eye injuries, burns, facial injuries, hand and arm injuries, and even fatalities. The greatest risk occurs when people stand too close to fireworks that are detonating. There are, however, several ways you can stay safe:

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At this time of year, large crowds at Miami and area events are commonplace. Whether you’re attending a music festival, special get-together, or other special event in South Florida, it’s not uncommon to see tens of thousands – or even more – people in the audience or crowd.

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Crowds aren’t without their risks. There’s always the risk of pickpocketing, trampling, panic, and other serious injuries. If you are in any crowd, there are a few ways to stay safe:

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At this time of year, many college and high school students take on seasonal summer work to save up money for school. In addition, many seasonal summer jobs become available for adults, especially in agricultural, tourism, and construction fields. While summer jobs can be a great way to earn extra money and can teach students about responsibility, summer jobs in Homestead and other South Florida cities do come with some added risks.

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Summer jobs, according to some experts, may include a risk of injury and accidents. In fact, there are a few reasons why summer workers may be at greater risk when compared with year-round employees:

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At this time of year, many teens in Hollywood and beyond start looking for part-time or full-time work for the summer. It’s  a great way to build skills, meet new friends, and save up for  a special purchase. Unfortunately, teens and youth have a higher workplace injury rate when compared with older workers. While your teen may be focused on finding the right job, you might want to help them find a safe job.

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There are many reasons why teens have higher workplace injury rates. They may not get the safety training older and more permanent workers do. They may not know the safety rules or may be worried about speaking up when they see unsafe conditions. There are a few things you can do to help keep your child safer during their summer job:

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Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to focus on summer safety. Children will be home from school for  a few months and summer activities, while fun, come with their own hazards.

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We think of summer as a carefree time, but summer holidays may mean a higher risk of DUIs while more tourists on the roads can mean more traffic congestion and a potential for car accidents. In addition, the high heat and the glare can contribute to traffic collisions while summer activities can mean water-related injuries or fire hazards. When it comes to summer, you want to have fun, of course, but safety needs to come first. Doing just a few things now can mean a whole summer with less risk for you and your family.

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Roller coaster accident injuries and other amusement park injuries are not uncommon in Miami and across southern Florida. While this region of the country is known for its world-class theme parks and amusement parks, and while millions of people visit these parks each year without incident, injuries can and do occur.

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South Florida and Homestead are known for their beautiful weather, but all the sunshine and heat can mean heat-related illnesses, such as sunstroke and heat exhaustion. To stay safe this summer, you’ll want to take these precautions:

1) Watch weather forecasts.

Set up an app on your phone or watch regularly so you’ll be alerted if there is a heat warning in your area. You will be given extra advice if there is, giving you the information you need to stay safe.

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Florida has more boats than any other state – about 899,635 in 2014. Unfortunately, Florida also has the unfortunate distinction of having more boating accidents than most other parts of the country. In 2014, there were 634 reportable boating accidents. To prevent a boating accident in Miami or your community, there are several things you will want to do:

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1) Know the risks.

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Summer is just a few weeks far away, and that means children will soon be home from school. If you have children or if you live in a neighborhood with lots of children, now is the time to take steps to avoid causing childhood accidents. There many ways you can make your Hollywood home child-safe in time for summer:

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1) Safeguard your pool area.

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