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Safe tips for snow removal using snow shovels, snowblowers and powered blades or sweepers are covered in this NebGuide.

As the temperature drops and the grounds maintenance equipment is stored for the winter, position the snow removal equipment for quick access, and start thinking about snow removal safety.

About half the accidents involving snow removal equipment happen to first-time users or those using the equipment for the first time each winter.

Snow removal equipment falls in one of three groups: 1) the snow shovel, 2) the snow thrower or blower, and 3) the powered blade or sweeper.