Monday, August 3

Celebrate Father’s Day Safely and Locally

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Most dads love power tools, and they’re easy to find and order online; however, this Father’s Day, we encourage you to purchase your dad a gift from a local business.

If you choose to honor the father in your household with the gift of a new tool, here are a few common-sense precautions to take when using electric tools:

  • Read the instructions that come with the tool. Even if you have used similar tools in the past, heed safety warnings.
  • Equip the garage, basement and outdoor outlets with ground-fault circuit interrupters before starting work in those areas. GFCIs can prevent a tool-user from getting shocked or even electrocuted, especially in areas that are prone to dampness.
  • Inspect tools — even new ones — before and after using them. Wear and tear can damage tools. Damaged tools can catch fire or malfunction in a way that can harm the user.
  • Don’t use power tools near gasoline, paint thinner or any other flammable liquids.
  • Clean up work areas so sawdust, shavings and other debris don’t become a fire hazard.

These are just a few tips for the DIY dad in your life! If your father is not a “tool man,” there are many other local businesses that would be thankful for you to patronize their stores and restaurants this month.

What a great time to restart our local economy and our local communities by celebrating some of the most influential people in our lives with local support and local gifts!

Share.

Comments are closed.