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Be aware of black ice!

Be aware of black ice!

Slips, trips, and falls cost American businesses over $11 billion per year according to Bic Magazine. OSHA reported in its 2015 report on Walking/Working Surfaces that “slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15%...

Safety Guidelines for Snow Blower Operation

Safety Guidelines for Snow Blower Operation

A study at the University of Arkansas analyzed over 30,000 snowblower accidents from 2002 to 2008. Can you suggest the main reason the accident happened? Yes, clogged machine. In wet snow conditions, snow blowers often get clogged, and unclog them with...

Snow Plowing Best Practices for Commercial Properties

Snow Plowing Best Practices for Commercial Properties

When we think of snow plowing services, the first thing that comes to mind is a big truck with a blade scraping roads, driveways, and parking lots. But did you know there is much more to that? To start, each snowfall is unique and requires the snow removal company to...

Deicing & Salting? What are they and when to use each?

Deicing & Salting? What are they and when to use each?

There are so many terminologies, and they are used interchangeably, not to say incorrectly, season-in and season-out. So we’ll bring order to chaos. Let’s start by defining deicing. Deicing is the term using to describe the process of removing snow, ice, or frost from...

Snow Stacking: A Matter of Planning

Snow Stacking: A Matter of Planning

Snow Stacking is the standard way of storing snow during the winter. An alternative way is to haul the snow away, but that’s an expensive alternative we’ll talk about in another post. So, if it’s the standard way, it’s a straightforward process. Wrong! Snow stacking...

What is Snow Removal?

What is Snow Removal?

Snow removal is the job of removing snow accumulated after a snowfall to make roads safe to travel, parking lots cleared, sidewalks safe for pedestrians. Business owners are legally responsible for snow-related accidents in their properties, thus the importance of...