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Snow Removal Safety Tips 2020

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Snow Removal Safety Tips 2020

Snow has been dumping on the East coast for the past few days with upwards of 4 feet of snow being reported. Here in West Michigan we are beginning to see a few flakes. With snow on the way, it’s important to be safe when clearing your driveway and sidewalks. Here’s an article from Replacement Commercial Parts Warehouse with a lot of good information on being safe while removing snow:

  • Check with the Doc. Whether you use a snowthrower or a snow shovel, snow removal is a physically demanding task that puts quite a load on your heart. Check with your doctor to make sure you are up to removing snow. This is especially important in the current pandemic climate.
  • Start ASAP. Clearing snow early and frequently will result in moving lighter coverings of snow rather than waiting to dense/packed snow later.
  • Keep the Pace. Take as many breaks as needed to avoid dehydration and exhaustion. If you experience any sort of respiratory distress or chest pain, stop and seek medical attention.
  • Use the Right Equipment. If possible, use ergonomical snow shovels, or at the very least a snow shovel that fits your height & ability. Using a heavy or unwieldy shovel can cause physical distress.
  • Clear the Way. Make sure all objects are removed from the area you are going to remove snow. Dog chains, sleds, doormats, newspapers, any debris could cause damage to yourself and your snow thrower.

Be sure to check out the article from Replacement Commercial Parts Warehouse for more tips on using your snow thrower and snow plow safely to remove snow from your property!

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