How to Remove Snow Safely: 10 Safety Tips You Need to Read Now! by Donna John
a year ago
Snow is fun – until you have to shovel it! Here are 10 safety tips from HealthFinder.gov!
- Talk to your doctor. Clearing snow is physically demanding and could put a lot of strain on the heart.
- Get the proper equipment. Make sure your snow shovel is light enough to lift without difficulty.
- Dress appropriately. Wear layers of light, water-repellent clothing to stay warm and dry.
- Don't wait. Start clearing snow as soon as there's a light covering on the ground.
- Warm up and pace yourself. Snow removal is a workout. Like other physical activities, it's a good idea to do a 10-minute warm-up before you begin.
- Watch out for ice. Be careful about patches of ice and uneven surfaces. Don't allow hats or scarves to cover your eyes.
- Lift carefully. Try to push snow. If you have to lift it, use your legs.
- Use your snow blower properly. Read the instructions.
- Fuel up safely. Put fuel in a snow blower before you turn it on. Never add fuel when the engine is running or hot.
- Be mindful of power cords. Always know where the power cord is when using an electric snow blower.
Get even more tips via HealthFinder.gov here!