Shovel Safely this Winter

January 25, 2023

It's that time of the year when so many people dust off their boots and snow pants and leave the shovel by the door; winter is here! When you shovel your sidewalks and pathways, it not only helps ensure your own safety, but the safety of the public and people like postal workers, emergency responders, and Tomasso Bros. Oil Online delivery drivers and service technicians as well. Not to mention the local laws in place that require you to clear your sidewalks and pathways for these exact reasons.

Tomasso Bros. Oil Online takes shoveling, as well as the health and safety of our customers, very seriously. Before you bundle up this winter, please keep these shoveling safety tips in mind.

  • Warm up your muscles before you begin
  • Whenever possible, push the snow, don't lift
  • When you need to lift, bend at the knees and use your legs, not your back
  • Take a break after 20 - 30 minutes
  • Use lighter-weight plastic shovels instead of metal
  • Shovel as soon as possible after the storm ends, when the snow is at its lightest and fluffiest

Tomasso Bros Oil Online thanks you for keeping your sidewalks, paths and driveways clear for our delivery drivers and service technicians. If you want to start saving on your home heating oil, become a Tomasso Bros. Oil Online customer today! You can also call us at (908) 351-0313 for more information.