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Mower Safety

In 2010, over 253,000 people were injured by lawn-mower related 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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