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Fun in the Sun: Summer Safety Tips

19 Jul 2022

Whether you are planning a vacation, working outdoors, or just enjoying some sun, UGI reminds customers to stay safe this summer with these tips for any occasion:

  • Projects: Planning to dig? Before you put in that new fence or put stakes in the ground to put up a large tent, place a call to 811 at least three business days prior to beginning any digging project.
  • Health: Stay hydrated. Drink at least 16 ounces of water per hour while in the sun and avoid caffeinated beverages that may lead to dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include extreme thirst, infrequent urination and/or dark colored urine, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, headache, and muscle cramps.
  • Weather: While outdoors, wear broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours. Watch for signs of thunderstorms and seek shelter if you notice high winds, dark clouds, rain, distant thunder, or lightning.
  • Environment: Pennsylvania is a hotbed for ticks. Examine yourself daily by checking in and around the hair and ears, under the arms, inside the belly button, between the legs, and behind the knees.
  • Recreation: If you plan to take your family to the beach or pool, remember to never leave children alone around water. Never swim alone, even as an adult. Bike riding is also a nice way to spend time with family outside. Always wear a helmet, use reflectors and lights when riding at night, and watch for any traffic and use proper hand signals.
  • Grilling: If you’re planning on enjoying the warm weather with a cookout, make sure your grill is set up on a flat, sturdy surface and is away from any structures. Do not leave the grill unattended and do not allow children or pets near it. When finished cooking, turn off the grill and gas valve.

For more safety tips, visit www.ugi.com/GasSafety and visit us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.