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Snow Safety Week

Safety is a part of almost everything we do at SIMA, and once a year we like to celebrate that with Snow Safety Week! Each year we spend four days providing quality webinars, articles and videos on numerous safety-related topics. This is a great way to kick off the season and to remind all industry professionals to stay committed to safety and training.

This fall, Snow Safety Week returns bigger than ever on October 24-27, 2016. For our fifth year, we'll be trying some new things, including two webinars, live videos and visual content on Facebook, and new article and video topics on the SIMA Library. Check out the lineup below, and be sure to like SIMA on Facebook so you don’t miss anything!

Day 1: Monday, October 24, 2016

Webinar: Snow Industry Injury Prevention
3-4pm EST | Registration coming soon

Snow and ice management involves equipment, dangerous weather, fatigue, and stress – all of which can easily lead to injuries. This webinar will provide common areas of potential injury, with useful and realistic tips to manage and reduce the chances of injury occurring, including:
  • General areas that may cause hazard or danger
  • Walking on snow and ice/exiting vehicles in icy conditions
  • Identifying site hazards that may lead to injury to an employee or patron
  • Shoveling snow and using snow blowers
  • Tips and techniques to encourage an injury-free workplace
SIMA Library Articles released by 10am EST:
What to do if you are injured by a snow blower
Whiplash while plowing: how to avoid it and how to treat it
Machine safety for snow 

Day 2: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SIMA Library articles released by 10am EST:
Video: Safely cleaning a salt spreader
The easiest places to slip and fall on a site
5 ways snow and ice can be fatal
OSHA Audits – 5 things you need to know
5 red flags telling you your sub is a safety risk 

Day 3: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Webinar: When Disaster Strikes – Response and Documentation Essentials
3-4pm EST |
Registration coming soon
In our first 2016 Snow Safety Week webinar, we addressed the prevention of injury whenever possible. Unfortunately, accidents and disasters can happen, and being prepared, aware, and having a solid plan in place can make the difference. Join SIMA as we discuss:
  • Creating an emergency response plan for your organization
  • Protecting your company from risk exposure when an accident or disaster occurs
  • Documentation and transparency essentials
  • Creating a must-report culture and building transparency

SIMA Library articles released by 10am EST:
Self-defense in snow
Safe loading of sidewalk equipment
Cleaning equipment checklist

Day 4: Thursday, October 27, 2016

SIMA Library articles released by 10am EST:
Video: Identifying freeze zones on a site
The scary world of plowed-up stuff
Don’t do Denny’s – 5 power foods for plowing power
Safety tips for rooftop snow removal
Helping snow families survive the winter