Lawn Mower Safety Tips
The sights and sounds of summer are sure to include a lawn mower being pushed over a freshly manicured lawn. But before your next venture to tackle your tall grass, it’s important to keep in mind a few precautions. A 26” push mower can spin at 3,000 RPMs generating a huge amount of dangerous force. That’s power that can sever body parts or turn small yard objects into dangerous projectiles.
A few safety considerations:
- Read the manual. An obvious, yet often overlooked step. Once you know how to use your machine properly, you’re less likely to have an accident.
- Don’t allow children to mow the grass. More than 800 children have been seriously injured by lawn mowers or lawn tractors.
- Wear close-toed shoes, long pants, eye and hearing protection to prevent lawn care injuries from flying debris and a lawn mower’s high decibel noise levels.
- Lastly, clear the lawn of flying debris. This keeps you and those around you safe while you are mowing the lawn.
No matter what kind of lawn mower you use, following a few simple few safety precautions will help you and your family stay safe.
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