Other Hazards in the Garden

Dehydration – remember to take breaks to hydrate.

Insects – wear insect repellant to avoid insect bites.

Sunburn – cover exposed skin with long pants, long-sleeved shirts and a wide-brimmed hat and use water-resistant sunscreen.

Infection – wear gloves to avoid getting a soil-born illness through a cut or scrape on your hands, and keep your tetanus vaccination up to date.

Cuts – most gardening tools have sharp edges or pointed tips. Take care that you do not cut yourself with a gardening tool.

Falls – decorative yard features and hard-to-see garden hoses can be hazards causing trips and falls.

Major Trauma – powered gardening tools account for 50,000 trips to the emergency room each year, with the powered lawn mower accounting for more than 40,000 injuries each year alone. Be cautious with your powered tools.

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