Thursday, September 17, 2009

Using Lawnmowers In A Safe Manner !

A lawnmower is fitted with sharp blades in order to cut
grass cleanly and evenly. And since there are sharp objects
involved, safety concerns come with using this machine.

From the period 1996-2004 alone, almost 670,000 were
injured by lawnmowers according to the Annals of Emergency
Medicine.

Here are some tips on how you can use your lawnmower
safely.

1. Be careful of debris

- mowers, the motorized types in particular, can hurl
debris such as rocks with tremendous force. That is why
other people should steer clear of it when it is in
operation.

2. Be careful of hot surfaces

- there are other injuries caused by touching hot surfaces
of the lawnmower. People should therefore avoid coming into
contact with a mower’s surface when it is being used or
right after it has been put into use.



3. When servicing the mower, make sure it’s turned off

- believe it or not, people are also injured by their
mowers when they tried to service the mower without turning
the machine off. This isn’t only irresponsible, this is
plainly stupid.

4. Careful with those blades

- as mentioned earlier, the blades of mowers are extremely
sharp so people should be careful when handling them or
replacing them.

5. Avoid those feet and hands

- running a mower over feet and hands is another cause of
lawnmower-related injuries. People operating this machine
must avoid mowing where there are people or at least tell
the people to move away while gardeners do their job.

How many of these things do you do for safety of yourself
and others? Please leave a comment.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

2 comments:

this blessed nest said...

i know this may sound funny, but i LOVE to mow the lawn. i always have!

thanks for your sweet comments. you are right, by the way...my mother did/does all things crafty! she is a wiz at anything & everything. if i had only paid attention more...

happy first week of fall!

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Nice to hear from you. I to think it fun to mow the lawn.

You are welcome. Keep up the tradition of all that is fun. The joy of making things.

Have a great fall.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"