Eight Lawn Mower Safety Tips

As warmer months roll in, many homeowners spend time cleaning and maintaining their yards. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 400,000 people are injured by lawn tools or equipment each year. The most common injury is finger amputations which carry a high risk for infection. To avoid injury while operating a lawnmower, follow these safety tips:

  1. Review the operator’s manual that comes with the mower.
  2. Keep all safety shields and mower shut off mechanisms in place.
  3. NEVER attempt to unclog grass clippings while the mower is running.
  4. Do not pull your walk-behind mower. It may cause you to pull the blade onto your foot.
  5. Wear eye protection to avoid injuries from projectiles.
  6. Dress appropriately by wearing sturdy shoes.
  7. Never leave a lawn mower unattended.
  8. Educate your family and children regarding safe use of yard equipment.

It’s important to be aware of how to properly use the equipment in order to avoid injury. Have a question a recent injury? Contact us today.

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