Tip: Lawn mowing

Summer is the season of mowing lawns. A lawn tractor is smaller than traditional tractors, but the potential for injury is there. As such, lawn mowers need to be treated with the same respect.

Long pants, sturdy shoes, and sunglasses will help protect you from any random flying objects.

Don’t forget safe operating procedures:

• Mow across slopes when using a walk behind mower.

• Mow up and down slopes when using a riding mower.

• Mow dry grass.

• Never point the discharge chute at anyone.

• Never drive or push a running mower over gravel.

• Shut off the engine before servicing.

• Always fill the gas tank outside of any buildings and only when the engine is cool.

• Keep the engine free of oil spills, grass, and leaves.

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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