SOURCE: LiveWatch Security
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 30, 2013) - Americans will journey far for a cookout this year: AAA reports the average traveler will go 594 miles from home this weekend. Before you pack the car and break out the burgers for Labor Day barbeques, make sure you follow these five safety tips from LiveWatch Security to protect your family.
1. Rotate supervision so that kids are never left alone, but parents can enjoy the party -- or pitch in to hire a babysitter to watch everyone's children.
2. Drive safely: AAA predicts a 29.2 million Americans will drive to their Labor Day Weekend destination, a 4.3 percent increase from 2012.
3. Take simple steps to reduce the chances of foodborne illness. Grill with caution and keep refrigerated food inside; don't eat Aunt Sally's tuna salad if it's been sitting out for half a day.
4. Walk through the backyard to identify potential hazards. Dangers include tree branches too close to the grill; ground holes that could lead to sprained ankles; stinging insects' nests; and plants that may look tempting for little mouths.
5. Use plastic dishes and cups outside to avoid broken glass. Flip-flops are a flimsy barrier against shards of glass from broken wine glasses or dropped plates on patios.
LiveWatch Security protects Americans during Labor Day Weekend and the 51 other weekends each year with 24/7 security and award-winning service.