Lawn Mower Safety

Lawn Mower Safety

Gas-powered mowers may be the most dangerous tool regularly used around the home. They create hot exhaust fumes. Their blades spin 2,000 to 4,000 times per minute, so can turn small toys and garden debris into deadly missiles. Safe operating is a must! Lawn mower safety kit is full of tips for operating lawn mowers safely.

Design your own Lawn Mower Safety program today! Here’s what you’ll need:

Related Materials:

  • John Deere Safety Video (a portion of this 11 minute video is on mowing)
  • Email to request these resources, at no charge, for two weeks

Related Handouts:

Kansas teaching standards for Lawn Mower Safety

Standards for Grades 7-8

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Standard 1: The student will comprehend concepts related to health-promotion and disease-prevention as related to:
      • c) Injury prevention and safety
  • Self-Management
    • Standard 3: The student will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
    • Benchmark 3: The student will recognize risky and harmful health behaviors.

Questions? Contact the Agriculture Education Division at 785/587-6150.