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Labor Day Safety Tips from Sheriff Soignet


September 1, 2023

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day. Here are a few tips to keep everyone safe during the holiday season!

Driver Safety

  • Have a driving plan

  • Wear a seatbelt at all times

  • Be patient while driving

  • Stay alert

  • Contact local law enforcement in the event of a drunk driver

It is important to never drink and drive. Doing so can put many lives at risk for serious injuries or even death. If you witness an impaired driver, contact your local Law Enforcement agency.

Water Safety

  • Do not consume alcohol while swimming or driving a boat

  • Carry safety equipment such as flotation devices and first aid kits

  • Always wear life preservers

  • Swim with a buddy

  • Never leave a child unattended near water or in it

  • Be aware of no-swim zones or shallow/deep areas

Grilling Safety

  • Keep the grill away from the house or things that can catch fire (trees, bushes, etc.)

  • Keep children and pets away from the grill

  • Avoid using a charcoal starter or lighter fluid once coals are lit

  • Keep spray water on hand in case of flare-ups

Firework Safety

  • Wear eye protection

  • Do not ignite indoors or in your hands

  • Have adults present at all times

  • Keep water nearby in the event of a fire

  • Don’t throw or point fireworks at people

  • Stay a safe distance away after lighting the display

  • Do not consume alcohol while handling fireworks




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