Safety share: Smart snow-shoveling tips
Snow shoveling and snow blowing are responsible for thousands of injuries each year and as many as 100 deaths.
How to avoid shoveling injuries:
- Keep your back straight.
- Lift with your legs.
- Don’t turn or twist your body.
6 smart shoveling tips:
- Don’t shovel after eating or while smoking.
- Take it slow and stretch out before you begin.
- Shovel only light, fresh, powdery snow.
- Push the snow rather than lifting it.
- Don’t work to the point of exhaustion.
- Turn snow blower off if it jams and keep hands away from moving parts.
Please print and share this snow shoveling and blowing tip sheet courtesy of the National Safety Council.
Each month a safety share submitted by an individual will be selected to receive a Spot Award for demonstrated safety leadership. The Spot Award program offers three award levels: gold ($100), silver ($50) and bronze ($25).