Trick or Treat!

By October 29, 2010 Uncategorized

As kids, our parents use to tell us not to talk to or take candy from strangers. Funny that on Halloween, children are encouraged to do just that! Now that I am a parent myself, I find myself thinking about all of those warnings that I used to get before I would set out trick or treating. Here are a few safety tips that trick or treaters of all ages should remember:

  • Make sure that all costumes have reflective material or lights attached to them so that the wearer can be seen easily when near the street.
  • Check (or have an adult check) all treats before eating them. There are still sick people out there who could tamper with candy before handing it out. Avoid any "homemade" treats unless the person is a trusted friend or family member.
  • Teach kids how and where to safely cross the street. On halloween, it’s very easy for both trick or treaters and drivers to get distracted.
  • Avoid trick or treating alone, make sure to go with an adult or a group.
  • Plan a route and make sure your family knows where you are going.
  • Only go to houses that have a light on.
  • Take a cell phone.

By using a little common sense, it’s easy for everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween!

Emily Walter

Emily Walter

Emily has over 10 years’ experience in hazardous materials/dangerous goods training and specializes in 49 CFR, IATA, IMDG, TDG, OSHA Hazcom and the GHS regulations. Recently, Emily has taken on the responsibility of overseeing ICC’s packaging department. Emily also assists in the health and safety services department by authoring safety data sheets and creating label text for customers. Her expertise extends to US OSHA Hazcom 1994 and 2012, Canadian Hazardous Products Act/Controlled Products Regulations (WHMIS) and Canada Consumer Chemicals and Container Regulations. Emily is active with the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), recently speaking at ChemEdge along with other industry meetings regarding the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and OSHA Hazcom 2012.