Blog :: 01-2019

Snow Storm Prep Tips!

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

Don't pick up that shovel without a doctor's permission if you have a history of heart disease. If you feel tightness in the chest or dizziness,

stop immediately. A clear driveway is not worth your life.

 

Snow Blower Safety

Be safe with these tips from the American

Society for Surgery of the Hand and the

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:

* If the blower jams, turn it off

* Keep your hands away from the moving parts

* Do not drink alcohol and use the snow blower

* Be aware of the carbon monoxide risk of running a snow blower in an enclosed space

* Refuel your snow blower when it is off, never when it is running

 

Homemade Ice Melt

Materials;

1/2 gallon of warm water

6 drops of dish soap

2 oz. rubbing alcohol

Instructions;

Add all three ingredients into a container.

Pour the mixture onto your icy patches and watch the hazard melt away.

https://tiphero.com/3-ingredient-ice-melt-you-can-make-at-home/

 

Click HERE to visit the National Safety Council for additional Winter Safety Tips.

 

 

 

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    It's Going To Be COLD!

    Tips for Staying Warm on this Frigid Weekend

    12 Toasty Tips for Staying Warm in Cold Weather

    BY AMANDA GREEN   JANUARY 8, 2016

     

    Data taken from  www.wcax.com/weather 1-10-19 @ 10:20am

     

    Using these tips, you can stay warm no matter how frightful the weather outside gets.

    1. WARM YOURSELF FIRST.

    2. WEAR A HAT.

    3. TURN ON THE CEILING FAN.

    4. SWITCH BETWEEN HOT AND COLD IN THE     SHOWER.

    5. BLOCK DRAFTS WITH A POOL NOODLE. 

    6. TWO WORDS: PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT.

    7. TRICK A LOCKED THERMOSTAT.

    8. DRESS YOUR WINDOWS UP IN WARMER CLOTHES.

    9. GO AHEAD, BAKE ALL DAY.

    10. START COMPOSTING.

    11. LAYER YOUR COVERS WITH THE THINNEST, DENSEST ONES ON TOP.

    12. STUFF YOUR COAT POCKETS WITH DIY HAND WARMERS.

    For more information; https://mentalfloss.com/article/60076/12-toasty-tips-staying-warm-cold-weather

     

     

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