Do not use a dull or defective tool.
Use tools correctly so that you and everyone in the
Before swinging a tool, always be sure no one is
vicinity is protected from injury.
close enough to be injured.
Do not use a tool not designed for the job.
Store tools properly when not in use. Carelessly
stored tools can cause injuries.
USING THE LONG-HANDLED SHOVEL
WEAR PROPER EYE PROTECTION
WHEN WORKING WHERE FLYING
PARTICLES MAY CAUSE EYE INJURY.
Hold one hand at the end of the handle, with the
other hand a few inches below it.
Press the blade into the ground. Use the foot on top
of the blade for extra force if necessary.
With shovel embedded in soil, push the handle
downward and pull back slightly to break the
4 Slide one hand near enough to the shovel blade to
raise the weight of the blade and dirt, holding the
handle down with the other hand.