Removing ice and snow can take its toll on your back. The Rehabilitation Institute at Silver Cross Hospital offers a free lower back screening.
During this time of year, it’s relaxing to sip a steamy cup of hot cocoa and watch as a steady stream of snowflakes falls from the clouds, forming a sparkly blanket of snow all over the outdoors. But these cozy winter afternoons often are interrupted by the daunting realization that the snow must now be shoveled from the roads and walkways. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, every year approximately 16,500 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries that happened while shoveling or removing ice and snow manually. Each year in the United States, snow shoveling causes thousands of muscle sprains, broken bones, hurt backs, head injuries, and even deadly heart attacks. A sponsored article by Silver Cross …
That grainy, no-slip substance is everywhere, but do you know how many tons are needed to cover the streets? Or how much it costs? We give you the answers.
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It's the bane of car owners across the Southland, but unfortunately, road salt is a fact of life in the winter. As much as it can be detrimental to a vehicle's appearance, it's certainly helpful when road conditions become icy and slick. Given its ubiquity on local streets, we decided to break down the figures when it comes to layering Frankfort roadways with salt. Here's what we found out, by the numbers. 2,600 Tons of road salt ordered by the village of Frankfort in the 2010-11 fiscal year as of this month. 1,800 Tons of salt used by Frankfort this fiscal year as of beginning of this month. 100 Approximate number of tons used in an average sweep to cover all of the village streets in salt. $57 Approximate cost of road salt per ton. $94,…