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Dec 2019

Be prepared to safely perform in the field by knowing how to identify hazards, dress for success and when to speak up if you feel unsafe.

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sidewalk safety

Oct 2019

Winter snowfall is our ally as snow and ice professionals, but Mother Nature’s fury can test the limits of your team and their machines.

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Tear&Teach-Spill Events

Sept 2019

What’s your game plan for cleaning up an oil spill when a hydraulic line on your plow fails? The best way to manage the incident is to be prepared.

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August 2019

Stakes are useful visual reminders of hidden dangers and obstructions, especially when color coded.

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June 2019

During snow removal operations, make sure you follow best practices to ensure efficient operations.

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Tear and teach- post season

April 2019

The review process helps companies identify needed changes that can improve the bottom line and make your company more competitive.

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A Guide to Eutectic vs. Effective Temperatures

February 2019

When it comes to using deicing chemicals, success depends on science and experience. 

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Tear and Teach- Health and Wellness

December 2018

Maintaining safe working conditions is challenging when you consider the risks inherent with providing snow services.

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Tear and Teach Liquid Application

October 2018

 Evaluate each account and event and take into account pavement temperature and precipitation while following these directions.

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Tear and teach service verification

September 2018

Site engineering serves as the foundation for how your team will successfully service and document its efforts.

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Tear&Teach-PreventMaintenance (1)

August 2018

Winter operations will run more smoothly if you properly plan for preventive maintenance and keep equipment primed and ready

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June 2018

Ensure your equipment's weight is legal and safe with these best practices and to avoid potential accidents.

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April 2018

Contractors looking to begin introducing liquids (brine) are finding sidewalks, particularly main entrance areas, are a good first step beyond pretreating with solid (granular) salt.

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Feb. Tear and Teach

February 2018

Put in a small amount of extra effort to differentiate your snow & ice management services as highly professional compared with mediocre is worth it.

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December 2017

Understand the basics of plow pump diagnostics and repair, and how it can help plow drivers troubleshoot in the field.

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October 2017

Gain insight into how and why to perform a site risk assessment, including hazards and damage documentation that could hinder winter services.

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September 2017

This Tear & Teach offers tips for pre-storm preparation. Courtesy of Precision Snow Removal's Kent Peddie, CSP.

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Tear & Teach-Employee

August 2017

This is a training refresher focused on some of the most common activities that have led to employee injuries in the field.

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June 2017

This is an incident reporting form that you can save and use as a paper-based form or to serve as the basis to build an online reporting form.

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