Spring into safe mowing

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The good news is that winter is gone and green lawns are finally here. The bad news is those lawns need to be mowed, and serious injuries can occur if you aren’t careful while mowing. Here are some safety tips to prevent you or your children from being injured while mowing.


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Step to it! Making streets safe for pedestrians

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Americans are increasingly including walking as part of their regular exercise program, and pedestrian activity naturally increases during the warmer months. More than 145 million adults in the U.S. walk for exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With all those extra feet out and about, it’s important for both walkers and drivers to keep safety in mind


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Call before you dig – 811 nationwide

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The snow has melted, the temperatures are moderating, and it’s time to get started on that springtime project list: planting a tree, installing a fence or building a new deck. Perhaps you’ve even made arrangements to rent that post-hole digger, and you’re all ready to go, right?

Well, not so quick. Make sure you haven’t forgotten an important factor before you contemplate digging: underground utilities.


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We’re not just blowing smoke about fire safety

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Even though smoking among adults has been on a steady decline since 1965, smoking is still the No. 1 cause of home fire deaths in the United States, according to the United States Fire Administration. If you smoke – or live with a smoker – use caution when handling smoking materials to keep you and your family safe.


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