Being safe is not just something to think about while at work. Most injuries actually happen at home. Gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection and masks are very important in keeping you safe at home. Operating mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and power tools can be very dangerous.
Gloves can help prevent cuts, slivers, and blisters. Safety glasses are a must any time you are working with chemicals or cutting something. Yes, even when running the trimmer. Hearing protection should be used when operating mowers, saws, or anything loud. Wearing ear buds and listening to music loud enough to cover up the noise does not count. Masks can help reduce the amount of dust and debris you breathe in. Trust me, your lungs will thank you. Consider wearing denim jeans and a long sleeved shirt to reduce cuts, scrapes and abrasions to your legs and arms.
Properly maintained tools are another key to personal safety at home. Read the manual to make sure you know how to properly operate the equipment. Make sure the safety guards are in use and good working order.
Remember, if your children are helping you with the yard and household chores, make sure they know how to safely operate the tools and teach them about personal protective equipment. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
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