With snowy weather comes a dreaded winter chore – shoveling. Some look at it as a form of exercise, but if not done safely, you can run the risk of getting injured.
According to a national study*, the most common shoveling-related injuries were to the lower back. Cardiac-related injuries account for only 7 percent of all injuries, but they were the most serious in nature. If you have any health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, etc., you should get your doctor’s approval before shoveling.
When planning to shovel, these tips can help keep you safer, and maybe make this winter chore more enjoyable:
Snow and ice removal requirements
Snow and ice do not only pose a potential risk to you, but to others are well. As a property owner, you are responsible for making a reasonable effort in keeping these areas clear of snow and ice. Pre-treating your walkways and other paved surfaces with an anti-icing product can help make snow and ice removal easier.
Be sure to check your local codes and ordinances regarding snow and ice removal requirements.
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