Health Tip: Stay Safe in Your Yard

Avoid injury while cleaning your property

(HealthDay News) -- Are you itching to get your yard in shape?

While the task may seem like child's play, some outdoor chores can be accidents waiting to happen.

St. John Ambulance Canada offers these safety tips:

  • Rake your lawn before you mow to ensure you've collected objects that could become projectiles under the mower blade.
  • Give your mower a tune up and perform a safety check before you start it.
  • Don't use electrical appliances in wet or damp areas.
  • Don't burn debris. There's always the risk of the fire getting out of control.
Felicity Stone

Felicity Stone

Updated on January 11, 2006

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