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TAG: mower safety

Safety Watch: Mower mortalities

July 23, 2019By

It’s time to stop ignoring safety warnings and equipment limitations. Do your part to prevent the next riding mower fatality. read more

Step by Step: How to safely mow a slope

October 3, 2016By
illustrations: David Preiss

Mowing on a slope is a dangerous but often necessary part of the job. The loss of traction and stability adds a level of risk for the operator as well as extra strain on the machine. While safety should always be a top priority when operating a mower, extra precautions should be taken when mowing on a slope. When purchasing... read more

Step by Step: Wearing proper PPE 
for mowing

September 8, 2015By

When you or your crews are mowing lawns, there are hazards and safety concerns on every property. It’s vital you and your team stay safe by wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE). Each job is different and will require its own set of PPE. So, don’t forget to do a job site assessment beforehand to see what’s needed. For... read more

OPEI shares tips for mowing on a slope

March 20, 2015By

With the mowing season soon in full force, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) outlined some safety procedures to keep in mind when mowing on slopes and inclines. “If you are using your lawn mower on a slope, it is very important that you pay attention to the terrain, be vigilant of risks and know how to fully operate your... read more

10 mowing safety mistakes to avoid

July 19, 2013By

The folks at John Deere shared these top 10 safety-related mowing mistakes. We’re passing them along to you with the thought that this post could serve as a ready-made tailgate safety talk, ensuring this advice is front of mind for the rest of the summer. 1. Not reading the safety and operations manuals. Proper, safe operation of any piece of... read more

Say no to ZTR mower mishaps

June 1, 2004By

Training needs to address the fact that many zero-turn operators are foreign born. read more