Health Tip: Use a Lawnmower Safely05/04/11
(HealthDay News) -- Proper care, maintenance and use of your
lawnmower can help reduce your risk of injury.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
- Maintain your lawnmower and keep its blades sharp.
- Service your mower before the first use each season.
- Always turn off the motor when you inspect or repair your
- To remove debris from beneath the mower, use the handle of a
broom or a stick.
Never do this while the mower is running.
- Keep all safety devices or shields on the mower.
- Always turn off the mower before you walk away from it.
- To prevent the possibility of burning your skin, never touch
the engine cowling, which can become very hot.
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