Unlike those tacky Christmas sweaters, safety never goes out of style! Here are some simple, timely tips and reminders to help you and your loved ones stay safe over the holidays.
Regardless of whether you are a guest or the host, make sure everyone has a safe ride home. Don’t drink and drive. Stay the night or call a cab. Other options include calling Operation Red Nose or having a designated driver.
If you are hosting, choose not to drink, or limit your alcohol consumption so you can be aware of how much your guests are drinking.
Greet all guests on arrival and see them out, taking the opportunity to assess their condition. Remember that impairment goes beyond alcohol – it can include drugs, fatigue or emotional distress. If something doesn't seem right, speak up.
When preparing for the big dinner, defrost the turkey in the refrigerator – not at room temperature....