This is a posting of events of interest to Shriners in the Western States
140 year of Shriners
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Shriners Annual Lawn Mower Safety tips
Thousands of children are injured in lawn mower accidents each year, some severely. Lawn mower injuries account for a large percentage of accidental amputations according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The Academy cautions that the speed of a typical lawn mower blade can send dirt and bacteria deep into a wound, creating a high risk for severe infection. To avoid accidents involving lawn mowers, keep these tips in mind:
Teach children to never play on or around a lawn mower, even when it is not in use. They should never be permitted to walk beside, in front of or behind a moving mower.
Children under 6 years of age should be kept inside the home while mowing.
Children should be at least 12 years of age before operating a push lawn mower and at least 16 years of age before operating a riding lawn mower.