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Health, Safety and Accident Issues. Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.

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Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.
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Dose one of your wrists hurt more than the other.
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It's from all the trimming. I've felt sharp pains and all sorts of crap in my hand, wrist, etc.

I usually feel this pain when I have trimmed for an extended period of time.
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Many of us including myself suffer from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, certain landscaping activities cause more pain than others, chainsaws and operating the thumb on the excavator created the most problem for me. Even some of the university staff were having issues from the vibration feeding a wood chipper.
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It hurts when i use wire snips and trimming for long periods of time
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Try using the other hand for a while.


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I have what they call "Trigger Finger" were two of my fingers will lock in the curled position and man dose it hurt to snap them back.
I also have arthritis of the right elbow and wrist left shoulder and upper back right between the shoulder blades.
Most of this is from being such a daredevil when I was a teen Race cars Motorbikes, bicycles and just being stupid.
Man was I stupid in my teen years never a bet I didn't take. I was invincible so I thought now I am paying the price for all the fun I had.
But I wouldn't trade it in for anything.
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