Tips For Operating Your Snow Blower Safely This Winter

Valley View, Ohio, December 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Vocus) It’s that time of year – time to power up the snow blowers to keep driveways and walkways safe and passable. Practice these eight smart tips from snow blower manufacturers, safety experts and safety products makers, including Defog It antifog for eyewear.

1.    Wear warm clothes, but nothing loose. Protect yourself from exposure, but eliminate anything that could get caught in moving parts. Avoid loose-fitting clothing, clothing with strings and dangling scarves. Even keep long hair tied up or under a hat.
2.    Wear footwear that provides good traction. You’ll want boots or shoes to keep your grip on slippery surfaces.
3.    Wear protective eyewear. Safety glasses are recommended by virtually every snow blower manufacturer. In addition, The Vision Council, an organization of optical professionals, offers this warning: “When working in the yard, equipment such as lawn or tractor mowers, leaf and snow blowers places homeowner at risk for eye injury from stones, grass, ice and other debris that can be thrown up by powered yard equipment.”
4.    An antifog treatment can be sure safety glasses and eyeglasses stay safely fog free. “Fogged eyewear is a safety hazard. Professionals trust Defog It antifog for clear, safe vision. Consumers can, too,” reminds John Swett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nanofilm, maker of Defog It antifog cloths and antifog liquid.
5.    Check the owner’s manual. It’s the source for additional safety advice.
6.    Clear clogs safety. Stop the engine and use a long stick to remove clogs or debris. Never use your hands.
7.    Keep hands and feet away moving parts. Accidents can happen in a slippery second.
8.    Never add fuel to a running or hot snow thrower. Turn it off, let it cool.

Defog It is available as a liquid or reusable cloths. First used by the military worldwide, Defog It is the proven safety choice in the toughest environments where heat, cold, humidity and exertion cause fogged eyewear. Used in factories, utilities, forestry, law enforcement and firefighting, the product is safe and effective on safety glasses, goggles and faceshields.

Lab tests confirm the Defog It’s high performance. In one test, a lens treated with Defog It was held over constant hot steam for 60 minutes without fog forming. Similar products failed in as little as 5 minutes. In another test, lenses coated with Clarity Defog It were moved between cold and hot environments 100 times without fog forming.

More information, pricing and performance videos are available at http://www.defogitworks.com or by calling 1-888-ENDS-FOG.

Nanofilm, founded in 1985, is a global optical leader in lens care and coatings. Millions of people around the world use Nanofilm products, including Clarity Clean It™, Clarity Defog It™ and other lens care products, as well as nanotechnology-enabled coatings. More information is available at http://www.nanofilmproducts.com.

- PRWeb