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Best Practices Guidelines for Sustainable Salt Use

Best Practices Guidelines for Sustainable Salt Use

The guideline serves as an informal audit of any site, company, or organization that utilizes salts to deice or anti-ice. It provides a set of policies and activities that when engaged together can reduce salt output, with the goal of increasing the training, knowledge, and skill of the organization.

The guideline is divided into three major sections: Purchasing, Storage and Transport, and Operations. The Operations section outlines two levels of competency due to initial operational changes, training, and investments typically required to make what can be a paradigm shift for those managing winter precipitation.

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The Best Practices Guidelines for Sustainable Salt Use is provided as a general reference for the snow and ice management industry, designed to help all industry stakeholders communicate more effectively. Any use of this guideline does not indicate an endorsement of any business or person by SIMA.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no SIMA volunteer, contributor, or employee shall be responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, punitive or other losses or damages under any contract or tort (including, without limitation, negligence and strict liability).

At no time should any organization adapt or copy the items contained in the guideline and claim them as their own, or sell or redistribute them without express written permission by an authorized staff member of the Snow & Ice Management Association.

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