Lawnmower Safety for kids and Families

 

Play it Safe with Kids and Lawn Mowers Homeowner

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Lawnmower Safety

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Safety Tips with Fezzy on Lawn Mower Safety 2016

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Lawn mowers ignoring safety rules

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General Guidelines for Lawnmower Safety

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Behind the Scenes Lawn Mower Safety Public Service Announcement (long)

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Lawn Mower Safety Public Service Announcement

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These lawn mower incidents highlight how important it is to keep lawn mower safety in mind, especially if you have kids. Unfortunately, lawn mower safety is not something many people think about. The AAP says that “most children will not be ready to operate a walk-behind power mower or hand mower until at least 12 years of age or a ride-on mower until at least 16 years of age.”. It is important to be aware that lawn mowers can be very dangerous, and thousands of adults and children suffer severe injuries from lawn mowers every year. Fortunately, most of the injuries from lawn mowers can be prevented by following a few simple steps.

No! It is never safe to allow a child to ride on a riding mower. Extra riders are distracting, block controls, and easily fall off. The child can suffer serious injury from the rotating blades of the mower.

To keep your kids safe while they learn to mow the lawn, follow these tips: Make sure children are at least 12 years old before they use a push mower and 16 before operating a ride-on mower. Remember that it is never safe for young children to ride on a riding lawn mower. Wear safety goggles or protective sunglasses. Keep toddlers inside when mowing, and don’t let kids under 12 operate a push mower or kids under 16 run a rider.

And avoid the temptation of giving your grandson a spin around the yard—lawn tractors and zero-turn mowers are designed for one person. Avoid yard missiles. Keep kids inside.

Whenever you mow the lawn, either with a push mower or a riding mower, find an inside activity for the kids. Teach children that people mowing the lawn may not be able to hear them or see them so they should stay inside until the lawn mower is turned off and put away. 7 Important Lawn Mower Safety Rules to Remember August 24, 2020 By Greg TenBroeck With no comments yet.

In addition to routine watering and fertilizing of your lawn, mowing also goes a long way when it comes to enhancing the look of your home’s landscape. Regular mowing helps you avoid pests, clear away debris, and breathes new life into your. Every year in the U.S., more than 9,000 children go to the emergency room for lawn mower-related injuries, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Ryan says children—particularly young children—should be kept indoors while the mower is in operation, and that they shouldn’t be riding, or even sitting, on mowers. The group urges families to always keep children inside when mowing the lawn. They say it needs to be a strictly enforced, standing.

Lawn mowers are risky business for kids. (HealthDay)—Though mowing lawns has long been a source of income for young people, experts warn that lawn mowers pose a major safety risk to children.

List of related literature:

Recommendations include mowing when others are not nearby (Chopra et al., 2000), not having children ride double on mowers (Chopra et al., 2000), installing engine cut-of switches on mowers (Still et al., 2000), keeping guards in place, and generally following mower manufacturer directions for safe operation.

“Turfgrass: Biology, Use, and Management” by John C. Stier, Brian P. Horgan, Stacy A. Bonos
from Turfgrass: Biology, Use, and Management
by John C. Stier, Brian P. Horgan, Stacy A. Bonos
Wiley, 2020

Power lawn mowers are especially dangerous, and young children should not be allowed in an area where a mower is being used, nor should they be taken for a ride on a mower or allowed to operate the device.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, Donna L. Wong, Annette Baker, R.N., Patrick Barrera, Debbie Fraser Askin
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, et. al.
Mosby/Elsevier, 2013

Store the mower, and all other gardening tools, safely out of your toddler’s reach.

“What to Expect: The Second Year” by Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect: The Second Year
by Heidi Murkoff
Simon & Schuster UK, 2012

Don’t use a power mower to cut the lawn when young children are around.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

Rotary mowers—which come in sidedischarge, rear-discharge, bagging, and mulching models—are best suited to taller mowing heights and are more likely to scalp bumpy or uneven lawns at levels lower than 1 inch.

“Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard” by Nick Christians, Ashton Ritchie
from Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard
by Nick Christians, Ashton Ritchie
Meredith Books, 2002

Ride-on mowers produce the most severe injuries, requiring more surgical procedures and resulting in more functional limitations.1,3,50,57,161,188 Loder et al.109 reviewed 144 children injured by lawn mowers.

“Rockwood and Wilkins' Fractures in Children” by James H. Beaty, Charles A. Rockwood, James R. Kasser
from Rockwood and Wilkins’ Fractures in Children
by James H. Beaty, Charles A. Rockwood, James R. Kasser
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Power lawnmowers and weed eaters are especially dangerous because they can throw rocks and other solid items (projectiles), and young children should not be allowed in an area where such tools are in use, nor should they be taken for a ride on a mower or allowed to operate that device.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

young children should not be allowed in an area where such tools are in use; nor should they be taken for a ride on a mower or allowed to operate the device.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier, 2013

Safety specialists have developed a very effective demonstration to drive this point home for inexperienced rotary mower users.

“Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management” by Nick Christians
from Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management
by Nick Christians
Wiley, 2011

‘’ Old or second-hand mowers may not be fitted with the same safety devices as newer models.

“Gardening For Dummies” by Sue S. Fisher, Michael MacCaskey, Bill Marken, National Gardening Association
from Gardening For Dummies
by Sue S. Fisher, Michael MacCaskey, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

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  • We always had the kids go inside the house when we mowed….I’ve known a boy (now an adult) who lost a foot to a lawn mower accident. Our pets aren’t allowed outside either even when a neighbor is mowing….it’s dangerous and no matter how careful you are, it can still happen.

  • My dear mother-in-law lost her 4 yr old sister over 75 yrs ago to a lawnmower accident. Poor baby died in her father’s arms after shrapnel hit her in the head. Her last words were that it hurt. Never allow children outside when mowing.

  • My childhood version of lawnmower safety:
    couldnt afford a tractor mower so we had to use an electric push mower Never had to hide inside just watch not to trip on the cable and even if you do its nothing you just fell and thats it.The only way you could lose an arm is if you let go of the switch in which case it stopped,went to remove some grass which eventually got stuck,and if some idiot turned it on but theres basically no way that would happen.

  • Do people actually need those big lawn mowers,couldn’t you just settle with a small one that you push infront of you? I love to cut the lawn at my friends house,it takes me one hour to walk around with the cutter that I push infront of me,yes it is swetty and heavy but so therapeutic!! There is no way I could run over a child or pet with it as it is small,more like a vacuum-cleaner size. She always calls me when she needs her lawn to be cut as she knows I love to do it! With a huge lawn mower that you sit on it goes so much faster but why does it has to go so fast? Why can’t a house-owner see this as a project that takes a few hours,one afternoon, instead of having it over and done with quickly quickly?! The only thing I have to watch out for is hedgehodges and frogs in high grass,but chikdren nd pets are absolutely safe. So my advice is get rid of your huge equipments nd buy a small one,that you walk with.

  • Thats so heart breaking poor kid
    As long as you use manual equipment that u are handling and not electric for powered stuff you will know that your kids are gonna be safer

  • Evrey day a kid gets run over by a mower. Turns out that my kid was so sneaky that he ducked under my mower and all i saw was croocks stickin out. And i thought damn who puts crocks in their yard. So i kept on going turns out that billy was a lot mor sneaky than i thought. He played hide and seek till the end

  • They.. mow their own lawns..? I’m sorry, but I’ve only seen one person in my neighborhood mow their lawn. Some guys come and mow the lawns for us for some reason.

  • Man. How did they not see a kid? When I mow I look all around I don’t run over sticks or rocks. Damnit johns outside mowing get the pets and kids

  • I hope they are all doing good.
    My siblings always complain why they can’t be outside when I’m mowing the law. I tell them they can get hurt. I had to show them this video because they needed to know

  • Yeah poor kids bit if you think about it the parents need to be looking out over the children what are they doing around a lawn mower in the first place tell the kid hey you can go out but I need to cut the grass here watch YouTube but if you come out I’m beat you with my belt or something

  • EVERYTIME I SEE THIS I GO OVER AND TELL THEM WHEN THEY HAVE A KID ON MOWER THEY SAY WE ARE ALL WAYS SAFE THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.. THE PARENTS HAVE NO SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY,NEXT THEY WILL GO OUT AN BUY THEN A KID SIZI BATTERY POWERED LITTLE 4XX4 AND ROLL IT OVER NO HELMET. TELL ME WHO IS THE STUPID ONE NOW?

  • Oh my god so many people is injured by lawn mowers when would ppl just stop using them?�� Poor children and adults just imagine the guilt of those parents to wut they accidently done to their child… And poor children…….��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

  • I am glad to find this video, but not the subject!!!! I have harped for years here on You Tube about people riding kids on lawn mowers and tractors and boy have I taken crap for my views!!! This is a video I can refere people to to see the results of carelessness!!!

  • These are the strongest kids I have ever seen they may not win a fight they may not be able to stand but they live a life none will ever live.

  • To all my friends, please  take a few minutes to watch this video an share it. I love these people and they need to have awareness shared. These people are dear friends an there kid Jake is one of my son Richards best friend.  I love you guys an I will do what ever you need me to do.

  • What a great lawnmower. >>>*I love this mower. >>>   It’s nice and quiet and does a great job with the grass. At this price, you can’t go wrong.   I have a medium sized backyard and small front yard and this lightweight easy to use lawnmower works great! I just love it!*