Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The lawn mower safety

It is the season for cutting and trimming the lawn again? Lawn mowers are very powerful and needless to say, as an almost indispensable tool. Mowers Lawn not only slot until the lawn but often people their functioning. More than 100 000 people per year are injured, lawn mowing. It is generally an adult, but the children become the victims. Most of these injuries are avoidable with a small amount of effort precautions and common sense.

The power and the danger of a lawn mower cannot be taken for granted. A lawn mower is capable of spitting a rock, a piece of wood or metal at a speed of 100 miles per hour. The force is comparable to be shot with handgun if a small object hits a person after the ejection by a mower. The mower blade is capable of breaking the part of one end to literally a blink of eye. Power or push, hiking or walking, they contribute to a considerable number of serious injuries. Most lawn mower injuries involve the hand, fingers, wrist, foot, ankle or toes and represent the percentage of complete or partial amputations.

A number of simple precautions will go a long way in the prevention of injuries to you or your family. Only adults should operate lawn mowers or monitor the young about the dangers and the proper use. To maintain sufficient control, a lawn mower, a younger than 12 years should work a walk behind mower as a certain amount of growth, strength and coordination is necessary. A riding mower should not be exploited by any person under 14 years of age. Once again, maturity, exercise of discernment and the instruction on how to work safely is important. Good protection footwear and the eye of the operator is always important. As the flying objects is a big potential problem, others must stay away from the area are mowed. A bag which catches the cuts or Rabat plate that covers the opening where grass is ejected should be in place and in good condition. Adjustments of the mower and supply fuel must be made by an adult when the mower is disabled, cool and with the ignition off the coast. Simple inspection before or between regular and regular maintenance will add much to prevent dangerous failures. Of many safety devices are integrated with lawn mowers but are forgotten and neglected. They cannot help unless it is in good operating condition. Work on a mower hot or cool may inadvertently of a spark plug that is not disconnected lead to burns or accidental ignition. A few simple steps can prevent a damage to change life. Please consider these tools with the respect and care they deserve.

As a physician with more than thirty years of experience various clinics, Dr. Kaler has recently published by Bruce Kaler M.D. injury prevention manual It is a user-friendly guide to understanding of prevention and injury care. He is also author of a turnaround by Bruce Kaler M.D. mystery novel a medical thriller engaging and must read for all lovers of mystery. Both are available on, and many other retail stores. Visit his Web site

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