Halloween is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it. Soon, all the spooky decorations will be unveiled in your Pennsylvania neighborhood. Costumes will become a regular conversation topic. You will be heading quickly towards the creepiest time of year. While Halloween can be a lot of fun, it also can be quite dangerous. Make sure that you avoid holiday injuries this year by being aware of what could happen. 

Forbes explains that Halloween can be risky because of the nature of the holiday. Costumes can restrict movement and reduce vision. They can bring about allergic reactions as well. Decorations also can spell trouble. They can introduce tripping or fall hazards.  

This is not even accounting for the issues you may face getting ready for the holiday. If you go all out with decorations, you need to be careful about staying safe. Use ladders properly. Make sure not to lift with your back. Avoid trying to carry something that is too heavy or hang something in a difficult spot. When carving pumpkins, mind the knife. Cuts are all too common. Always supervise children and only allow small children to use dull cutting tools, or better yet, cut for them and just let them scoop out the pumpkin.  

Also, be aware when out and about in the neighborhood on beggar’s night. Make sure children are visible. Either have them wear bright colored costumes or costumes with reflective tape on them or have them wear a light that will make them more visible. Also, make sure the costume does not restrict breathing or hamper vision.  

It is possible to get through this scary holiday without any injuries. You just have to think ahead. This information is for education and is not legal advice.