Working Through the Snow


construction workers shoveling snow off of a roof

There have been lots of photos of snow recently.

Everyone wants to show off how much fun they had sledding, how high the snow piles have accumulated, or how fast the snow has fallen. But what happens when all of that snow covers a construction site?

Heavy snowfall on Tocci projects creates several challenges to safety and production. Before we can access job sites, we need to remove snow and ice from all access and egress locations. To prevent slips, trips, and falls Tocci needs to clear walking surfaces of snow and ice and spread de-icer as quickly as possible after a winter storm has come through. Shoveling snow can be a strenuous activity, particularly because cold weather can be tasking on the body.

Chuck Rosenthall, Safety Director at Tocci Building Companies

Here are some tips for staying safe while shoveling that are not just for construction sites (for all the details check out the full article on NBC Chicago’s website):

  • Bundle Up
  • Start Early
  • Ease Into It
  • Remain Hydrated
  • Avoid Heavy Eating
  • Don’t Lift Too Much
  • Listen To Your Body