Mower Safety

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This Tech Tip was originally published as the May 2016 “Safety Pins” by Philip E. Spiezio, Safety Officer, Washington County Office of the Safety Officer

Old mower advertisment

Mowers are noisy

Noise levels are typically around 90–100 decibels

Mower blades can throw objects into the air

Mower blades are powerful enough to cause cuts and amputations

lawn mower tipped on the side for servicing

Mower engines are hot!

Riding mowers can roll over

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