Safe Snow Shoveling Quiz

February 8th, 2016

True or False?

1) To minimize exposure to cold do your shoveling all at once, after the snow has fallen. {True | False}

2) Shoveling is like a sport: e.g. you need to warm up, practice good techniques and drink lots of water. {True | False}

3) It’s better to push the snow to the side rather than to lift and throw it. {True | False}

4) You should treat snow shoveling like picking up a heavy object. {True | False}

5) Feeling tired or short of breath means you are benefiting from the exercise. Keep shoveling. {True | False}


For more information, contact Gunn-Mowery’s Risk Control Consultant, Neel Horst,
via email ([email protected]) or phone (717-761-4600, ext. 3038).

Answers to Snow Shoveling Quiz

1. False. Don’t let the snow pile up. Shovel frequently, removing smaller amounts at a time to reduce the need for heavy lifting.

2. True. Do back and side bends before you go out, lift properly, and drink water before and after. If you’re a bit out of shape, don’t over-exert yourself.

3. True. Avoid lifting heavy shovel fulls of snow. By pushing, you also avoid twisting or turning movements that could injure your back. Use a lightweight, pusher-type shovel.

4. True. As with any heavy object, bend your knees when lifting, and keep the shovel as close to you as possible.

5. False. Rest if you feel tired. Stop shoveling immediately if you feel chest or back pain. The combination of lifting and cold weather can lead to a heart attack.





Jamie Mowery Lewis

Marketing Executive

Jamie joined the Gunn-Mowery team as their marketing executive in 2016, after previously working as an event coordinator for the Central Penn Business Journal and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. As the Marketing Executive, she is the main point of contact for external communications, community relations and media inquiries. She takes pride in enhancing the Gunn-Mowery brand, including the website, social media platforms, design and marketing campaigns. Jamie is a member of the Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series Class of 2019 and is the Chair of the Gunn-Mowery Upside of Giving committee. She attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications

When she’s not in the office, you can find Jamie spending time with family, friends and her beagle, Lexie. She loves being outdoors, whether it’s on her farm, playing golf, relaxing on the beach, or cheering on the Nittany Lions in Happy Valley.

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