April has arrived. The grass is turning green. The need to mow is upon us.
As the need to work on the yard grows, so is the need to practice caution. In 2016, 86,000 adults and 4,500 children visited the emergency room due to lawn mower related injuries?
Those numbers are alarming, but shouldn’t be so high. There are a multiple ways to prevent lawn mower injuries. Here are five tips, culled together through a variety of sources:
Wear proper apparel any time you mow. That means steel-toed shoes instead of sandals, long pants rather than shorts, even when the temperatures are scorching. Eye goggles and hearing protection are also vital.
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