Select the right size rake for the job. Choose a rake
that is light and easy to use, matching the size and
strength of the user.Do not reach too far out and extend the back during
raking. Use shorter raking strokes by standing in an
upright position.Regardless of whether the user is left or righthanded,
continuous raking may overstress the same
set of muscles. Periodic breaks or shifting of hand
positions may help to minimize this overstressing.Make sure that rakes left on the ground are facing down. Secure rakes during transport to avoid injuries.