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AAOS offers fall clean-up safety tips

AAOS offers fall clean-up safety tips
News from News-Medical.net:

Keep safety in mind during your autumn clean-up

Fall is the season for football, changing leaf colors, and – because of yard work – back injuries, tumbles from ladders and lawn mower accidents.

Each year, thousands of Americans are injured cleaning gutters, raking leaves, washing windows and doing other chores. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) urges people to take the proper safety precautions to reduce the number of cleaning-related accidents this season.

STATISTICS:
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • In 2010, more than 35,500 people injured themselves using a stepladder
  • More than 127,000 were injured while operating a lawn mower

AAOS EXPERT ADVICE:
“When it comes to cleaning up around the house, be sure to move and lift heavy or oddly-shaped items properly.  Start by bending at the knees and lift using your legs, not from…………… continues on News-Medical.net
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