This dead horse still needs beating!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sheppard, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Here's another first hand account of the need to wear safety glasses.

    Our family has some farm property about an hour away in Madison FL.

    Once a month most of the family goes to do basic clean up in & around the house. My brother-in-law was pruning some over grown shrubs and ripped his cornea with a sharp twig- he was not wearing saftey glasses.

    A day does not go by that I do not see some LCO's happily trimming and cutting along with out eye (or ear) protection. Man P.T. Barnum was right! There's a sucker born every minute.

    My sister asked if she could ride my Wright Stander and mow some. I stuck my extra pair of safety glasses on her and fresh ear plugs and away she went.

    Guys! Put those things ON.!!!
  2. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Big ditto on that! I always have the glasses on when working. Ears-well I'm a little lax there.
    Thanks for making an important point.

    I should know better as I have a long time friend that works for BN railroad. He's only a few years older than me and has hearing loss big time. He's an engineer.
  3. sheppard i agree with ya especially after just haveing some eye problems.
    Ive seen workers for other lco with no eye protection all the time around here.My nieces and nephews when they work for us dont like it but i make em wear eye and ear protection.

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