Snow can be hazardous to your health

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Snow can be a beautiful thing…until you have to shovel it.

Every year, hospitals treat patients with back injuries, muscle strains and even heart attacks caused by shoveling snow. While the risk is probably low for most healthy people, those who are older, out of shape or who have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart problems or asthma may need to be cautious and should consult their doctors before exerting themselves.

Here are some things to keep in mind as you arm yourself to battle winter.


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Monitor buildings as cold weather moves in

Make sure fire protection equipment is visible in the snow.

Now that winter weather has arrived in northern states and cold temperatures are creeping south, it is time to review and address the emergency plans your business put in place earlier in the fall. Initiate your snow removal contract, if needed. Work with your staff to check building conditions at all locations and monitor temperature.


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