Halloween Safety Tips
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

North Hawaii Community Hospital reminds everyone to follow these tips for a safe Halloween:

Halloween Preparation
• Plan a Halloween party instead of trick-or-treating—or attend a community event
• Chose comfortable costumes and shoes that do not restrict movement
• Avoid dark-colored costumes
• Use make-up rather than a mask
• Make sure costumes are fire proof or treated with fire retardant
• Use reflective fabric or tape to improve visibility

Halloween Day
• Turn on exterior lights and remove objects that could cause tripping
• Avoid trick-or-treating alone – stay with an adult and in groups
• Remind kids to steer clear of strangers
• Start early in the evening and stay in your own neighborhood
• Carry a flashlight or a light stick and a cell phone
• Stay in well-lit areas
• Walk on sidewalks and cross at corners or lights; do not cross mid-block
• Avoid dark areas and houses
• Never enter a home without parental permission, even if in a group
• Inspect Halloween treats before letting kids eat them
• Eat only treats that are sealed and/or in original packaging