From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Playing Winter Safe — Tips For Cold Work and Snow Shoveling

Storm of the Century. That’s what residents of the U.S. eastern coast are calling the recent ice and snow storms. As of press time on Tuesday, February 18, 2003, more than 40 deaths had been attributed to the recent snowy conditions. In addition to cold-related deaths from hypothermia and traffic deaths, according to the ABC News program Good Morning America, a portion of the deaths were also attributable to heart attacks.

The heart attacks apparently occurred in people shoveling snow