Keep it Safe - Safety Tips for House & Yard
Now that the weather has warmed up and spring is finally here ,many of us are focusing on our yards and gardens. If you're one of those do it yourself-ers and plan on getting out there to work outdoors on your house and yard remember to take some precautions and play it safe.
- Check your ladders - Before getting up on one, check for loose or worn treads and make sure that the ladder is safely grounded.
- Dress properly before doing any outdoor work. Preferably, wear sturdy shoes and long pants. If you're planning on doing your own mowing, make sure to remove stones and debris before starting, to prevent possible injury from debris being launched into the air and back at you.
- Use caution with pesticides. Refrain from using it on windy or rainy days when drifting is a problem.
- Make sure you're up to date on your tetanus shots, especially if you plan to garden.
- Take precautions before using power tools. Check them to make sure the cords are not damaged or frayed. Consider using goggles to protect your eyes and earplugs to safeguard your hearing.
- Stay away from toxic cleaners. A paste of water and baking soda will remove grease. A combination of 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 1 quart of water is a great glass cleaner.
Though many common household products and tools can pose safety hazards, with a little bit of forethought and planning you can avoid most of them and Keep it Safe.