Embracing the Freelancing Lifestyle: A Guide to Summer Safety

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Discover how to stay safe during the summer while enjoying the flexibility and freedom of the freelancing lifestyle. Let's dive into the world of grilling, campfires, fireworks, and more!

Hello, fellow freelancers! As we embrace the summer season, it’s important to remember that our lifestyle allows us unique opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s grilling in the backyard, setting up a campfire, or watching fireworks, we have the flexibility to do it all. But, are we aware of the risks involved? According to a survey by the Arizona Burn Center, 53% of Americans underestimate their burn risks during the summer.

Being a freelancer doesn’t just mean working in your pajamas. It’s about taking control of your life, and that includes your health and safety. So, let’s talk about some basic safety measures that we should all be aware of.

Grilling Safety

Nothing says summer like a good old-fashioned barbecue. But before you fire up the grill, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Location is key: Make sure your grill is safely positioned away from your home, tree branches, or anything that could potentially catch fire.
  • Never leave it unattended: An unattended grill can lead to unexpected accidents. Always keep an eye on your grill when it’s in use.

Campfire Safety

Setting up a campfire is a great way to enjoy a summer evening. But remember:

  • Keep a safe distance: Maintain at least a 15-foot radius around your campfire, clear of tents, chairs, and other materials.
  • Put it out properly: Douse your campfire thoroughly with water when you’re done. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are a staple of summer celebrations. But they can be dangerous if not handled properly. Here are some tips:

  • Leave it to the professionals: Attending a professional fireworks show is the safest way to enjoy fireworks. If you must do it yourself, ensure you have the proper training and permits.
  • Keep a safe distance: Spectators should stay a safe distance away from the fireworks. If a firework doesn’t go off, don’t try to relight it.

Finally, remember that having access to affordable healthcare is crucial. If you’re looking for options, consider calling MetroPlusHealth at 1-855-809-4073 to find a plan that suits your freelancing lifestyle.

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