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Field Operations Deep Dive

Join us October 7-8, 2020 in Hoffman Estates, IL at Northern Illinois University

Day 1: Field Training | Day 2: Leadership



Registration / Breakfast

Hit the refresh

Whether you’ve been plowing 30 years or 30 days, it never hurts to brush up on best practices to ensure you’re being safe in the field. Catch up on PPE, health/wellness, rest, distracted driving and more.


Do the right thing

Angela Cenzalli, CSP, ASM

Your company, clients and team rely on operators to be safe, productive and efficient while servicing sites. But being productive doesn’t mean cutting corners. Using video and experiential learning, attendees will learn plowing and training techniques they can take back and share with other team members.


Verify and document — it matters!

Jim Turcan, CSP, ASM

You might think it’s a pain but field operators must be sticklers when completing the service verification and documentation tasks. This session will focus on why it matters and provide examples that show how failure to manage the details can prove costly.



Site hazard analysis

Angela Cenzalli, CSP, ASM & Rick Kier, CSP

Attendees will participate in a field exercise to simulate a hazard analysis that should be done as part of the site engineering process and then throughout the winter as conditions change and the snow piles up.

Field operations training experience

Attendees will rotate through four stations designed to reinforce the importance of safe, efficient and quality field operations:

  • Plows/Pushers // Training points include conducting proper safety walkarounds, proper attach/detach, and how to safely secure a spreader
  • Calibration // Learn how to calculate application rates and then calibrate a spreader or liquid spray system
  • Sidewalks // Brush up on safety and PPE requirements and sidewalk clearing standards and best practices
  • Science of Salt & Hot Mixes // Learn the science behind rock salt and additives to make the most efficient use of materials