A person bundled in winter coat and gloves using a snowblower to remove snow from a driveway.

9 Things to Remember When Using the Snow Blower

The coming of winter usually means that snow blowers get a workout. Every winter approximately 6,000 people nationwide are treated in emergency rooms for injuries suffered while using snow blowers. The majority of these injuries seem concentrated during early, heavy snows. Here are a few great tips to keep you safe while clearing snow this season.

Removing snow can be a big job, and it’s important to take precautions while operating a snow blower. Having a healthy respect for your machine will make it safer and easier for you to clear away those mountains of snow.

Source: Minnesota Safety Council

Acknowledgements: The Toro Company; U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; Michael Bermant, MD