- Before a snowfall, consider salting your sidewalks and driveway.
- Dress warmly and use an ergonomically designed shovel.
- Keep up with the snowfall. It’s easier to shovel a few inches at a time, rather than a foot of snow.
- When shoveling, be aware of your back, bend at your knees and avoid unnecessary twisting.
- Shovel lighter loads of snow and take breaks often.
- Use rock salt or de-icing to help eliminate ice and slick conditions after shoveling.