Gary Hillenbrand, owner of Hillenbrand Lawn Service in Willmar, offers these snow removal safety tips for do-it-yourself’ers
The older you are, the more careful you need to be if you shovel your own sidewalk. Regardless of age, the following safety tips apply:
- Lift with your knees, not with your back, to prevent a back injury.
- Take a break about every ten minutes to avoid straining your heart.
- To prevent falling, be careful of ice that may be under the snow.
- Carry a cell phone in your pocket to call for help if needed.
- Stay off the roof.