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Shoveling Safety Tips

Dec 24, 2019

  • Loosen up! Before starting, warm up your muscles for a few minutes, and stretch out the muscles in your arms and legs.
  • Use the correct shovel for the task at hand, and pace yourself throughout the task.
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and keep the shovel close to your body. Then, bend at your knees and tighten your stomach muscles as you lift the load on the shovel.
  • If you need to lift the load to one side or the other, reposition your feet to face the direction you want the load to go.
  • Take a few seconds to stretch and reposition. Keep tabs on your body and stop shoveling if you feel a strain or pain.