Gardening is a great way to enjoy the outdoors! To protect your hands while gardening, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends these tips:
- WEAR gardening gloves to protect your hands against bug bites, bacteria, poison ivy, scratches, blisters, and chemicals from fertilizers.
- AVOID repetitive use of the same muscles by rotating gardening tasks every 15 minutes. For example, switch up digging for raking, trimming or pruning.
- USE tools only as intended.
- LOCK up sharp tools after use with a safety lock.
- MAKE sure your tools are ergonomically correct and are the correct size for your hands.
- WASH hands after gardening
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