Lawn Mowers

  1. Operate lawn mowers only if you are trained and authorized to do so.
  2. Be sure that all safety devices are in position and working (e.g. rear shield, grass chute deflector, handle upstops and “dead man control.”)
  3. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e. close-fitting clothes, sturdy non-slip shoes, eye protection, etc.).
  4. Fill the fuel tank outdoors when engine is cold. Wipe up any spills.
  5. Do not smoke while fueling the engine.
  6. Remove and throw away any debris on the lawn that could become a projectile if picked up by the mower.
  7. Do not push a running mower over gravel, stones, or hard objects such as pipes, rocks, or sidewalks.
  8. Keep hands and feet clear of the blade housing and the discharge chute.
  9. Point the discharge chute away from people, pets, buildings, windows, and glass doors.
  10. Turn the mower off if you leave it for even a moment.