Stay safe on the ice

  • Walk at a slower pace.

  • Take small steps.

  • Use handrails when available.

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

  • Wear shoes with a good grip on them.

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

It's that time of year again and this year there has been a lot of snow! Before deciding to get your next chore of snow shoveling done, remember a few things first:

  • Stretching. Get your body moving around a bit before.

  • Push as much as you can. Push the snow as much as you can and try to lift less if possible.

  • Equipment. Choose a light weight snow shovel over a heavy one to lighten your load.

  • Take a break. Don't try to get everything done in one long trip, take a break and get some hot chocolate.

  • Back brace. Try wearing a back brace to help with low back pain.

  • Don't twist. Try not to twist as you lift the snow, that's what causes back injuries.

January 2017