Prevent a Child Injury with Spring Lawn Care Safety Tips
Happy first day of spring! With temperatures warming up in the Pacific Northwest, the hum of lawnmowers cutting grass will become a common sound. There are several safety factors to consider before getting outside to care for your lawn: Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Jacalyn Hazen, MD discusses spring lawn care safety tips that could help prevent a child injury.
Lawn Mower Safety
With spring in full swing, lawn mowing season is here. Teenagers are often tasked with mowing the lawn; some mow lawns for a summer job. The reality is, however, that mowing the lawn can be extremely dangerous to children, the operator and those nearby if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced that they are joining ASRM in educating adults and children about the importance of lawn mower safety in 2012. “We want parents and kids to be more aware of precautions to take so that injuries can be prevented”, said AAP President Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP.Read More