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A chainsaw may be the most dangerous tool used for yard and garden maintenance. It can also be extremely useful when large branches and trees need to be trimmed or removed – provided it’s in the hands of someone skilled with using a chainsaw and mindful of necessary safety precautions. Regardless of who is using a chainsaw on your property, be sure they are aware of important chainsaw safety tips.
For starters, make sure the chainsaw is well built and in good repair, (more…)
If spring isn’t flirting with you yet, it will be soon. Now is the time to prepare your pets for spending more time outdoors. Safety tips for pets in the following articles point out that are a number of dangers for pets in the garden, including toxic plants that shouldn’t be eaten and others that they may be allergic to.
Taken a minute to learn how to protect your best friends from hidden dangers lurking outside. (more…)
The Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftain reported that this past Thursday morning:
Canon City police officer Clint Robertson surprised quite a few people at local coffeehouses by talking to them about seat belt use as he served them their morning coffee. Only two of the people he spoke to admitted to not wearing their seat belts.
“Coffee and seat belts save lives,” Robertson said. ”Unfortunately, Canon City is running real low on seat belt use — around 60 percent — whereas even Fremont County and Florence are higher.”
“Helping to raise awareness is a good thing to do. And people are truly enjoying it because it’s positive contact,” Robertson said. (more…)
More and more pet owners are choosing to take their pets on vacation with them, rather than leaving them in a kennel. But how to keep them safe while in the car has become an topic of controversy in many states, as they discuss requiring seat belts for pets.
In NJ, not wearing a seat belt is punishable by a fine of $46. But if your pet is seen not wearing a seat belt, you can be ticketed as a “disorderly person” and fined between $250 and $1,000. Police and animal control officers are authorized to ticket drivers whose pets are not wearing a seat belt. (more…)
When you were a kid did your mom (or grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, etc…) always tell you to squat but don’t sit down or EVER touch the scary public toilets? Did you always shrug them off and think “over protective!” or “worry wart!”, and forget about it?
Sometimes it’s obvious for reasons that everyone understands when you shouldn’t use a clearly filthy stall. But what about when everything LOOKS clean? The unfortunate truth is those childhood warning were 100% correct. (more…)