Lawn Care Safety Tips
While mowing the lawn this summer, make sure you are aware of your surroundings and wear proper gear to ensure there are no accidents.
Whether you're the one that mows the lawn in your household or someone else does it, be sure that you're protecting whoever that someone is.
Know how to use the mower and understand the controls.
Clear the path in front of the mower from debris before mowing.
Locate and avoid electrical wires that may be in your lawn.
Do not start the equipment near a combustible material, or areas with poor ventilation or smoke.
Use a mower with a control that keeps it from moving forward if the handle is released.
Make sure the mower has had time to cool before you refuel it.
Keep your hands and feet away from the blades.
Never use your hands to unclog mower – we suggest a sturdy stick.
Allow only one person on a riding mower at a time.
Consider buying safety glasses to reduce the chance of flying objects from getting in your eyes.
Wear heavy shoes to help protect your feet.
Do not allow children under the age of 12 to operate a push lawn mower, and age 16 for a riding lawn mower.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there were more than 253,000 lawn-mower related injuries in 2010, and that rate is rising. Keep yourself and the people around you from being a part of that statistic and pledge to be safe when it comes to mowing your lawn!
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