Halloween Safety

As the big spooky day approaches and you gather your costumes and treats, don’t forget to complete a Halloween safety check.  Start your trick-or-treating tradition off on the right track with these tips, and the worst danger you face will be a stomachache from eating too much candy!

Accompany your child while trick-or-treating to significantly reduce the risk of possible danger.

Well-lit streets in neighborhoods that you know provide the best trick-or-treat route.

Choose a costume with reflective or fluorescent colors to make your child more visible.

Use light colored trick-or-treat bags to make children more visible in the dark.

Give your child a flashlight to play with so she can see and be seen.

Check all candy and throw away suspicious ones.

Buy only flame-resistant costumes, masks, and other Halloween gear.

Don’t use oversized clothing; it is not safe.

Purchase a mask that allows your child to see clearly with it in place before.

Tell your kids not to:

  • accept rides from strangers
  • accept treats from persons in a car
  • take shortcuts through alleys, parks, or backyards
  • never go into a stranger’s home

Following these simple tips can help you have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.


About Fred Fanning Author

Fred Fanning spent over 20 years in the safety profession. His final safety position was as the Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He began writing in 1994, published his first book in 1998, and began writing professionally in 2015. He has authored and coauthored articles, written books, and chapters for technical books and stories for anthologies.
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