Thousands of children on sugar highs, cavorting in the dark, knocking on the doors of neighbors for hours at a time…what could possibly go wrong!?
Halloween is undoubtedly one of the most fun holidays we get to enjoy here in America, but it can also be one of the most dangerous ones. Since our Eagle Express couriers frequently handle medical deliveries in Dallas, safety is a top priority for us. Moving quickly, but with care, putting to use all of our training in HazMat, OSHA, and HIPAA standards is what allows our team to successfully complete your sensitive healthcare deliveries in time to save the lives of patients or assist healthcare providers in performing superior care for patients around the Metroplex. You could say safety is a big deal for Eagle Express!
That’s why we want you to have fun this Halloween, but keep safety at the forefront of your operations, just like we do with your urgent and scheduled deliveries. Staying safe on Halloween doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg (unless your costume is Frankenstein). It’s scary easy to follow these 10 safety tips on October 31st.
- Choose your costume wisely. It’s a good idea to make sure your kids can move safely in the dark. Glow sticks and light colored clothing help drivers see pedestrians. Also, ensure the costume doesn’t become a tripping hazard.
- Never go inside. Teach kids who are old enough to trick-or-treat alone that they should never go inside a house to collect a treat.
- Stay on the sidewalk. Pedestrian injuries are the number one injury on this holiday. Trick-or-treaters need to stick to well lit sidewalks.
- Safety in numbers. If your child is old enough to trick-or-treat on their own, teach them to stay with groups on a predetermined route. Agree on a meeting time for the end of the evening.
- Eat dinner. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to stay away from all the treats, so be sure your family gets a healthy dinner before they head out for the evening.
- Keep Fido home and away from the door. Your pet might be super friendly, but after ten or so doorbell rings of people dressed oddly, he might get anxious and act out. Keep your pet inside and away from the doors to prevent him from bolting or biting a trick-or-treater.
- Skip the candles. Candles inside pumpkins are SO 1990. Go with battery operated lights, instead. Reduce the fire hazard and keep flaming pumpkins out of the hands of wayward teenagers. (Just sayin’.)
- Be considerate. Kids with allergies can have a tough time on Halloween. Consider keeping non-food items to hand out like coloring books, pens, or small toys for kids who can’t have the candy.
- Ration the treats. Remind kids not to eat candy until it’s been inspected at home, then stick with just a few pieces each day. You can also ask your kids to donate their candy to many different organizations, including Treats for Troops and your local chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
- Drive safely. As you enter and exit your driveway, be extra cautious, especially when night falls. Watch for kids in dark costumes, and always let pedestrians have the right of way. If you can, just stay home!
Here at Eagle Express, we take safety seriously. When we commit to moving a lifesaving medical delivery in Dallas, we know that safety is our top priority. Transporting all kinds of items throughout the Metroplex for a variety of customers isn’t easy, but it’s a job that our couriers are proud to handle.
These top 10 tips will help you stay safe this Halloween as you travel around the Metropelx trick-or-treating, but you can leave the rest of the traveling to our couriers. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays, it would be frightening if you didn’t contact our team of experts!