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This time of year many of us eagerly wait for the first dusting of snow to jumpstart our holiday cheer, but with festive weather comes slick roads and walkways, heavy loads and white-out conditions.
While many winter weather-related injuries are the result of slips and falls on ice, or motor vehicle accidents caused by poor driving conditions, many injuries are also musculoskeletal. Those injuries, from activities like moving heavy, wet snow, represent part of the 60 per cent of all time-loss injuries that affect the skeleton, muscles, and tissues. Musculoskeletal injuries remove thousands of Nova Scotians from the workforce every year, with untold impact on their professional and personal lives.
Here are some tips for preventing common winter injuries:
Be sure to check out these useful links for a safer winter season: