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Mowing and Landscape Safety

You and all of your neighbors do it every week of the summer, right? Mow and trim and garden to prepare your yard for the relaxing weekend ahead. But did you know that according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 60,000 injuries are treated by hospital emergency rooms each year because of unsafe operation of power lawn mowers and landscape equipment? Don’t become a statistic: Here are some tips to safely mow your lawn and get your yard looking its best.

  • READ THE SAFETY MANUAL that came with you mower or landscape equipment.
  • Make sure that any safety devices on the equipment are in place and functioning properly before starting work.
  • Make sure that the mower or landscape equipment is clean and in good working order.
  • Keep Track of the Kids. Never assume children will remain where you last saw them.
  • Wear the correct attire for the task, and for the weather conditions. Be cautious of heat stroke.
  • Survey your yard and the area in which you are working. Remove any twigs, stones etc. that may pose an obstacle.
  • Be sure that extension cords are in good condition, and are rated for outdoor use. Never operate electronic equipment in the rain or when area is wet.
For more information and tips search for mower and yard safety at
www.cpsc.gov
www.healthychildren.org

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INCIDENT REPORT

May 2017
Fire Calls : 9
Medical Calls: 120
Other: 42