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Experience Not Always the Best Prescription for Snowblowers
Date:2/27/2009

hands and blades that lock when the handle is released. It also recommends that local agencies provide public service announcements when weather patterns associated with snowblower injuries are present.

"When temperatures rise above 29 degrees and snowfall reaches 2 or 3 inches, local radio and weather channels should provide brief public safety announcements regarding snowblower use," Dr. Master said. "Isolated reports have shown that these announcements can be effective in preventing snowblower injuries."

Disclosure: Dr. Master and his co-authors received no compensation for this study.

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