Halloween Safety

A Preparedness Resource from The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management

At-A-Glance Halloween Safety:

Halloween is coming, and costume parties and trick-or-treaters are coming with it. Here are some tips to consider when choosing your costumes, and to help keep you safe.

S Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.

A Always test makeup in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E Eat only factory wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E Enter homes only if you are with a trusted adult. Only visit well lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

N Never walk near open flames. Be sure to wear flame resistant costumes.

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