Five interesting snow removal tips
Approach with caution
Snow shoveling can cause exhaustion, dehydration, back injuries and heart attacks, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Persons who are older than 40 and/or relatively inactive should be especially careful.
Don’t forget to drink
Staying hydrated also is important when you’re shoveling. Remember to drink enough water.
Slow and steady works best
Take it slow. Pace yourself. Stretch out and warm up before picking up a shovel. Do not work to the point of exhaustion. If you run out of breath, take a break.
No hands-on approach
If using a snowblower, keep your hands and feet away from moving parts. Use a long stick to clear wet snow or debris from the machine.
Don’t gas up on the go
Refuel a snowblower prior to starting the machine. Do not add fuel when the equipment is running or when the engine is hot.