Shoveling Snow

As winter approaches and the weather cools down, shoveling snow from your workplace could become a regular activity. Snow shoveling has the dangerous potential for dehydration, exhaustion, heart attacks, and back injuries.

Here are a few helpful tips to make sure you safely return from snow shoveling:

  • Warm up before going out. Cold muscles increase the likeliness of injury.
  • Wear warm clothing.
  • Take frequent breaks in warm areas.
  • Drink fluids, even when you don't think you are thirsty.
  • Scoop small amounts of snow, don't overdo yourself.
  • Push rather than lift if you can.

Always remember to lift with your legs, keep your back straight, and turn by using your legs. Stay warm and SAFE this winter.


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