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Tagged: yard work safety

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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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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