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Health Tip: Use Lawn Mowers Safely

Health Tip: Use Lawn Mowers Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Lawn mowers can be dangerous machines if used incorrectly. Following a few safety guidelines can help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these lawn mower safety tips:

  • Before using your mower, read the instruction manual carefully.

  • Never remove any safety equipment, such as shields or switch guards.

  • Never add fuel to the mower when it is hot or running.

  • Always turn off the engine before stepping away.

  • Avoid touching the engine, which can become very hot and cause burns.