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Tagged: safety tips

November 12, 2014

Media Contact: Ami Neiberger-Miller Four Leaf Public Relations LLC 703-887-4877 ami@fourleafpr.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 12, 2014 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2014–15 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation. That means snow blowers could be getting a workout this winter. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) offers the following safety tips to assist homeowners, contractors and business owners as they power up their snow removal equipment. Make sure your snow blower is in good working order, before the first flakes fall. Change the oil. Install a new spark plug and [.....]

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June 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 9, 2014 PHOTOS AVAILABLE Alexandria, Va. – Far too often, people face grave safety threats after a hurricane or severe weather ends when they begin to clean-up their homes and businesses. It’s important for homeowners and businesses to have proper equipment on hand and to be familiar with safe operating procedures when an emergency hits. During National Safety Month in June, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, encourages homeowners and businesses to take stock of their power tools and [.....]

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June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) advises consumers to remain alert and aware of where kids are when mowing this summer. “The best safety advice we can give is to simply keep children off of riding mowers and out of the work area while operating a mower,” said Kris Kiser, President and CEO of OPEI.  “You don’t allow a child to get behind the wheel of a car or run around a moving car, so just follow this same principle when it comes to mowers.” In time for National Safety Month, an annual observance to educate [.....]

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January 24, 2012

Alexandria, Va. – January 24, 2012 – This year’s winter season may be off to an uneven start, but winter storms and other natural disasters and emergencies can take homeowners by surprise anytime. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an association representing outdoor power equipment, utility vehicle and engine manufacturers and suppliers, recommends that homeowners have certain equipment on hand to cope with unexpected weather or public health emergencies. First aid emergency kits and general preparedness kits for power outages and flu outbreaks are commonplace. But, OPEI’s Kris Kiser, President and CEO, recommends that homeowners “make sure they have a [.....]

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July 27, 2010

Alexandria, VA , July 27, 2010 – As early as May 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted an ‘extremely active’ Atlantic hurricane season, reminding the Public that it only takes one hurricane (or tropical storm) to cause a disaster. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) urges homeowners to prepare for possible strong winds and rainfall by purchasing the right outdoor power equipment (chain saws, power generators, and other pieces of outdoor power equipment such as pole pruners or pole saws) and taking the time to read through and understand the accompanying safety manuals.

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May 10, 2010

Alexandria, VA  – July 22, 2008 – With Hurricane Bertha kicking off the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season and the Climate Prediction Center forecasting a 65 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) encourages homeowners to prepare for strong winds and rainfall that can damage property and cause serious injury, even if an area is not on the direct path of these devastating storms. Having chain saws, power generators, and other pieces of outdoor power equipment on hand is important to recover from damage caused by a storm. “Using the right outdoor power equipment can [.....]

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May 10, 2010

Alexandria, VA – May 6, 2008 – A recent Consumer Reports poll on lawn care shows that consumers are not taking all the proper precautions before mowing their lawn, according to The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). In observance of June’s National Safety Month, OPEI is issuing a list of top safety measures every consumer should make before turning on the lawnmower or edger or trimmer to avoid unintentional injury. OPEI has championed safe use of outdoor power equipment for more than 40 years and regularly provides numerous safety resources for consumers, governments and other interested parties. “As spring calls [.....]

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