June is National Safety month in the US. For some, summer is a time of increased activity and travel – surely a time to keep safety in mind. One of the simplest things you can do to stay prepared is to keep your first aid kits stocked and accessible. Ready-made first aid kits are available for purchase at most grocery and drug stores, but you can also build your own tailored to your lifestyle and needs. Brush up on the basics of home and travel first aid kits. It’s also a good idea to keep a natural disaster or emergency supply kit at your home. The Red Cross’ “Be Red Cross Ready” module can help you determine the necessary components depending on where you live.
To find information about a variety of safety topics at home, on the road or in the environment, visit the National Safety Council collection of fact sheets.