Time Change Safety Reminders

Melissa Kossler Dutton

When daylight saving time comes to an end Nov. 3, don’t just savor that extra hour of sleep. Take the chance to implement some seasonal safety tips that coincide with the time change.

Safety professionals have long used daylight saving time to remind people about the following tasks:

  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensure the detectors are working properly and replace the batteries. Experts suggest replacing any smoke alarm unit that is older than 10 years and any CO unit that is older than five years.
  • Prepare a winter emergency kit for your automobile. It will help you and your family be more prepared in the event of a cold-weather emergency.
  • Check out the autumn health and safety tips published by the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC’s reminders include encouraging hand washing, staying active and getting a flu vaccine.


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