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10 safety tips for snow shoveling - Masi Nova Max snow pusher shovel - no lifting. safe on the back October 26, 2015 11:40

In The Bleak Mid-winter: 10 Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

  • Tip # 1.
    If you experience pain of any kind, stop immediately and seek assistance.

  • Tip # 2.
    Choose a snow shovel that is right for you!
    • Be sure that your shovel has a curved handle, as this enables you to keep your back straighter when shoveling.
    • Obtain a shovel with an appropriate length handle. The length is correct when you can slightly bend your knees, flex your back 10 degrees or less, and hold the shovel comfortably in your hands at the start of the "shoveling stroke".
    • A plastic shovel blade will generally be lighter than a metal one, thus putting less strain on your spine.
    • Sometimes, a smaller blade is better than a larger blade. Although a small blade can't shovel as much, it avoids the risk of trying to pick up a too heavy pile of snow with a larger blade.

  • Tip # 3.
    Push the snow, do not lift it. Pushing puts far less strain on the spine than lifting.

  • Tip # 4.
    Be sure your muscles are warm before you start shoveling. Cold, tight muscles are more likely to sprain or strain than warm, relaxed muscles.

  • Tip # 5.
    When you grip the shovel, make sure your hands are at least 12 inches apart. By creating distance between your hands, you increase your leverage and reduce the strain on your body.

  • Tip # 6.
    Your shoveling technique is very important. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends: "If you must lift the snow, lift it properly. Squat with your legs apart, knees bent and back straight. Lift with your legs. Do not bend at the waist. Scoop small amounts of snow into the shovel and walk to where you want to dump it. Holding a shovel of snow with your arms outstretched puts too much weight on your spine. Never remove deep snow all at once; do it piecemeal. Shovel and inch or two; then take another inch off. Rest and repeat if necessary." In addition to these comments, remember to move your feet rather than twisting.

  • Tip # 7.
    Never throw snow over your shoulder.

  • Tip # 8.
    Remember that wet snow can be very heavy. One full shovel load can weigh as much as 25 pounds.

  • Tip # 9.
    Pace yourself by taking frequent breaks to gently stretch your back, arms and legs.

  • Tip #10.
    Consider buying a snow-blower. When used correctly, a snow-blower will put far less strain on your back than snow shoveling.

By following these tips, you are far less likely to be injured while shoveling snow.also, use a Masi polar plus snow pusher from Finland since there is no lifting and has an ergonomic and adjustable handle and scoop.


Masi Plus Snow ERGONOMIC Adjustable Durable Pusher Sleigh Shovels best snow shovel removal products from Finland, no lifting save your back September 1, 2015 12:03

The new product was launched successfully and already in the 1980s, in Finland, the "light, durable and easy gliding" Masi snow pusher shovels superseded its competitors made of reinforced plastic or steel sheet. Also our competitors began to use this tried and true material. But Masi moved on and, alongside the basic Masi 80 snow pusher, we developed a larger Pro model with a shaving edge as well as a smaller Masi 60 model. Updated versions of all these models are still included in our selection.

Medical Miracle-www.worldprimoshop.com March 5, 2015 14:10

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02/01/2010: A Medical Miracle For Me!
In the middle of summer 2007 I started a research program for something that would help me deal with snow removal and eventually came across internet  and this marvelous European snow shovel, the Masi Polar Plus snow pusher. . I live in northern Indiana and knew what was coming & also knew I couldn't make it through another winter with my back & shoulder problems. It arrived quickly in September & for the first time in many years I couldn't wait for it to snow. When it finally did, I went out & did 2 parking spaces, my sidewalk (I have 2 lots), my 2 neighbors sidewalks (they have a total of 5 lots)plus my yard for my dog & I did all of that in 20 minutes and on top of my physical problems, I'm a 65 year old female.
That following spring my son had major back surgery & could no longer bend or lift so I bought him a Eurorpean snow shovel for this past Christmas. He was afraid of it at first because he didn't think he could handle it. Needless to say, he was astonished at how much easier it was for him to do his sidewalks. This shovel  has been a medical Miracle for both of us!
My only complaint is that I have no where to store it so I have to bring it inside every time I use it because I just know someone would steal it if I left it outside!
Thanks for a great product!!!
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Masi snow Pusher Review North Dakota State March 1, 2015 19:09

Primoshop
George Maher
AG Safety Specialist
North Dakota State University
: Miracle On Snow!1
I am not one to comment in this sort of venue but I feel like everyone should own one of these things. After reading about Masi Polar Plus Snow pusher in the New York Times last year, I purchased one since it sounded too good to be true. It proved to be better!! The shovel is so easy to use, that I actually look forward to shoveling the snow. What used to take three man-hours of back-breaking work,is now down in less than one hour and with minimal effort. There literally is no lifting and it sure moves the end of driveway buildup caused by the town street- plows within minutes. This shovel would probably save lives when older sedentary people use this shovel as opposed to conventional shovels. I almost feel like making a motor noise as I "plow" and it is easier, much smaller, quicker, noiseless, much less expensive (I was ahead of the game after one 8" snowfall) and more comfortable than those gas snow throwers. Also, there is no maintenance on these shovels, unlike the gas ones. These shovels also give you a sense of accomplishment. Believe it or not, I offered to "do" my neighbors property to show him the marvels of this shovel!
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