Three Tips for Snow Blower Safety
With the recent storm that covered more than 1/3 of the U.S., we found ourselves faced with the task of removing the snow from driveways and walkways if we wanted to even think of leaving the house. While plow services are great, many of us were out there with snow blowers, some even shovels. And that got us thinking about a few “dress for success” safety tips when using a snow blower.
- Dress warmly and in layers, but avoid loose clothing or dangling scarves so as not to get any clothing caught in the snow blower’s moving parts.
- Wear footwear that gives you good traction on slippery surfaces.
- Wear eyewear – eyeglasses, sunglasses or safety glasses - to protect the eyes from debris that can be thrown up by powered equipment. In fact, practically every snow blower manufacturer recommends wearing safety glasses!
Now that you’re bundled up and warm while working in the cold outside, your eyewear might fog. That’s a hassle and a safety issue. To prevent that, be sure to apply Clarity Defog It anti-fog to your lenses before going outside. We do it all the time and our lenses stay fog-free, even when venturing back inside for a cup of hot chocolate.