safety tips

safety tips

Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, sponsored a Safety Day for Kids that covered safety measures relating to:

Auto safety: Tips include never playing around a vehicle or playing hide-and-seek in the trunk, stay quiet so you don’t distract the driver, adults should always walk around a car before getting in and be careful around power windows with hands and heads.

Golf safety: Tips include warming up with stretches to avoid strain, making sure spectators won’t get hit by a swing of the club, yelling out “fore” to alert golfers you’re hitting the ball, watching the weather especially lighting, keeping limbs inside a golf cart while in motion and observing good golf etiquette.

Tool safety: Tips include wearing eye protection, tying back long hair, wearing closed-toe shoes, never running with tools and sweeping up sawdust to prevent falls.

Infant/toddler: Tips include keeping small parts of toys away to prevent ingesting and choking, keeping medicines and cleaning products in locked or out-of-reach cabinets and having Poison Prevention Hotline, 800-222-1222, available. Around the house, mount flat-screeen TVs to wall or furniture to prevent toppling, never leave hot curling iron unattended, and since children like to climb, anchor furniture. Teach children who to call in an emergency – 911 – and what information they should give.

Other: Church Hill UMC offers Kings Kids Club, a free program, from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays for children in preschool to fifth grade. Activities include music, Bible class, crafts, games and dinner. Youth group is geared to sixth through 12th grades.

Information: Call the church at 330-759-0118, or visit