Outdoor Injury Prevention Starts In Your Own Back Yard

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Outdoor Injury Prevention

An increase in activity and guests can also mean an increase in summer accidents and outdoor injuries.

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Summer is the season for families to relax and enjoy traditional pastimes such as barbecues, pool parties and backyard gatherings.

"Children are attracted to fire, and summer brings an increase in burn injuries from outdoor grills," said Jeanne Bietz of the Nebraska Health and Human Service System's Safe Kids Program. "Barbecue grills are hazardous because they are low to the ground and within children's reach."

Nebraska Safe Kids recommends these precautions for activities in the back yard:

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