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Tips for Shoveling Snow Safely

"National Safety Council recommends the following tips to shovel safely:

Do not shovel after eating or while smoking

Take it slow and stretch out before you begin

Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it's lighter

Push the snow rather than lifting it

If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel

Lift with your legs, not your back

Do not work to the point of exhaustion

Know the signs of a heart attack, and stop immediately and call 911 if you're experiencing any of them; every minute counts"

These tips are shared from today's Albany County, NY email.

More snow shoveling tips can be found here: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/winter/snow-shoveling

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