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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Spring Home Safety Tips

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Try these safety techniques to prevent spring cleaning injuries:

  1. Remember to take frequent breaks and stay hydrated as you complete your cleaning project.
  2. Get help for moving heavy furniture.
  3. Clean the floor with a mop rather than on your hands and knees. Push the mop forward and back to clean small areas at a time, rather than leaning too far forward.
  4. If you must scrub floors by hand, kneel on a pad and do not reach too far in any direction.
  5. Vacuuming can put a lot of strain on the spine and neck. Keep the hose in front of your body at waist height, use both hands to push the vacuum, and walk straight across the carpet, then turn and go back. Avoid pushing and pulling in short little strokes.

  6. For bathtub cleaning, stand outside the tub with a long mop rather than sitting and leaning over the side.
  7. If you are washing high windows, use a secure ladder or step stool to stay level with the window rather than stretching your back and neck upwards for long periods of time. The same goes for painting.
  8. Lift items such as mulch, flower pots and other heavy objects by bending your knees and lifting with your legs rather than your back. Keep items close to your body and use both hands.
  9. Pull weeds with your legs and abdominal muscles tightened .
  10. Spring cleaning can be great exercise. Consider it a workout instead of work!

Yard Work Safety

Yard Work Safety

  1. Always wear protective clothing when you handle pesticides and fertilizers.
  2. Never operate a mower in your bare feet and avoid wearing loose clothing.
  3. Never start a mower indoors.
  4. When refueling your mower, make sure the engine is off and cool. Do not spill gasoline on a hot engine-and DO NOT SMOKE while pouring gasoline.
  5. Never leave your mower unattended.
  6. Do not use electrical mowers on wet grass. 
  7. Store gasoline powered equipment away from anything that uses a pilot light.
  8. When pruning trees, be careful not to let metal ladders or trimmers contact overhead wires.

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