Halloween Safety Tips

With Trick-or-Treating, office and classroom parties, and carving pumpkins, it’s safe to say Halloween is a fun time of year for both adults and kids! Extract wants you to stay safe during all your Halloween activities. We have rounded up a few safety tips:

While out Trick-or-Treating:

  • Make sure an adult is accompanying any young children while doing the neighborhood rounds

  • If you have older children taking part in the fun, plan a route and a time when they should be returning home

  • Explain the importance on why children should not enter a home of a stranger

  • Tell your children to not eat any candy/treats until they return home

  • 1 in 13 children have a food allergy.  It is important to closely examine candy to avoid any possible life-threating allergic reaction

    • Many popular Halloween candies contain some of the most common allergens, such as peanuts or tree nuts, milk, egg, soy or wheat.

 Attention Motorists:

Here's a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In 2017, October ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,700. July is No. 1, with 3,830 deaths.

  • Keep a close eye out for pedestrians walking on or around roadways, medians, and curbs

  • Enter and exit your driveway with extreme caution

  • During dusk, pay extra attention and be on the lookout for pedestrians in dark clothing

Costume Safety:

  • Ensure all costume and accessories are fire-resistant

  • Avoid any masks that obstruct a child vision

  • If out at dusk or later, purchase reflective tape and adhere a small piece to their costume and/or bag. Glow sticks are also a fun option to add visibility to your child

 

Wishing you all a fun and safe Halloween!


About the Author: Taylor Genter

Taylor is the Marketing Specialist at Extract with experience in data analytics, graphic design, and both digital and social media marketing.  She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. Taylor enjoys analyzing people’s behaviors and attitudes to find out what motivates them, and then curating better ways to communicate with them.