Jan. 13: Be Safe When Using Snow Removal Equipment

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The WCB cautioned all Islanders to follow safe practices while using snow blowers or tractors to clear snow. Inadequate training, improper use or insufficient maintenance of equipment can result in serious injuries. For example, in Dec. 2013, a snow blower operator suffered a serious hand injury while attempting to clear snow from the chute. For more information about workplace hazards and ways to prevent injuries, see Snowblower Hazard Alert.