You can find good waterproof, steel-toed boots that will keep you safe on the way to and on the factory floor. KEEN makes several good pairs out of their Oregon plant, and we can attest the Braddock model holds up in the Cleveland slush.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
You may have been tempted your last visit to Home Depot to pick up one of the latest versions of Milwaukee's heated jackets, which can be had for under $150. The Lithium-Ion battery can heat for up to eight hours, unless you use the USB to charge your phone.
You probably should call someone like Mr. Plow for the parking lot (that name again is Mr. Plow), but for walkways is there anything more efficient and satisfying than a good snow blower? The highly rated Toro Power Clear 518 ZE ($399) has a clearing width of 18 inches and can fire snow 25 feet away.
Snow blowers can’t reach everywhere, and sometimes it's a pain to break out. Keep a good ergonomic snow shovel handy as well by the entryway. The True Temper SnoBoss ($33) is angled to prevent strain on your back.
The Iceman Leaveth
To keep those cleared sidewalks from becoming dangerously slippery, a simple walk-behind spreader should do the job. SnowEx has a decently priced 100-lb. capacity spreader for $286.
Burn, Baby, Burn!
OK, so we spoke to the founder XMatter X15 personal flamethrower, Quinn Whitehead, and he said clearing ice and snow is not the best use for this wonderful product, as the water would just turn to ice again. But that just gives you an excuse to use it again. [Note: don't really do that.]