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Posted 5/12/2014

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Safety Office


  • Always wear a life jacket
  • Don operate a boat under the influence of alcohol
  • Take SCDNR boating course
  • Know CPR/First Aid

At the Beach

  • Always use the Buddy System when swimming
  • Don’t swim if you’re sick
  • Use sunscreen of at least SPF 30
  • Wear a hat
  • Be aware of riptides and swim with the current

Beware of heat exhaustion

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Have them rest in a cool area and drink water


  • Mosquitos, ticks and fleas can transmit disease
    • Check yourself and pets for ticks and remove with tweezers
    • Wash and dry clothes after activity
    • Keep pets up-to-date on flea and heart medications
  • Snakes
    • There are six kinds of poisonous snakes in SC
    • If you see a snake, give it space and leave it alone
    • If bit, immediately see a doctor