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Trimming Equipment

Follow these safety guidelines for trimming equipment such as hedge trimmers, string trimmers, grass shears, and edgers:

  • Avoid touching rocks, debris, and gravel with trimming equipment. These items could cause a serious injury if a kickback occurs.
  • Make sure all screws and chains are tight. Vibrating equipment can cause screws to loosen.
  • Walk towards your work. Do not back away from your work when using a trimmer.
  • Always wear eye and ear protection

May 2011
Reviewed November 2014