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WATER SAFETY - ON & OFF THE JOB

Whether you are working or enjoying recreational activities near water, the best water hazard insurance you can have is learning to swim and teaching your family to swim. You do not have to be a champion swimmer in order to save yourself in a water emergency. A simple stroke such as a dog paddle can enable you to reach safety. American Red Cross statistics reveal that one half of the annual drowning incidents happen within 30 feet of safety.

Water safety begins with good judgment. Never work alone near water, or swim alone. Know the area where you are working or swimming and do not exceed your ability. Know where the swift currents are. Find out about drop-offs, deep holes, and rocky areas. A few common sense items that could save your life are:

 

Finally, abide by the safety rules at all times-on and off the job-when around water. Share these rules and enforce them with your children. Do not let a drowning tragedy strike your workplace, or any members of your family.

 

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