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Tagged: severe weather safety

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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