Baystate Roads Program produced this Sander/Salt Spreader calibration video led by Paul Brown from MassDOT Operations. The video demonstrates proper calibration for municipal sander/salt spreader application and the basic calculations to determine how much material needs to be used for normal operations.
Snow and ice removal may be considered emergencies in temperate climates where even small amounts of ice or snow can have a tremendous impact. However, most communities that deal with significant snow events have an emergency snow action plan. Even for those communities, snow events are considered emergency situations whereby considerable planning and varying snow emergency actions are taken before, during and after. An emergency plan must/should be in place to accomplish the unplanned or over extended storm. Without a plan we would jeopardize response time to emergency situations resulting from snow activities, accidents from roll-overs to head-on and worst to fires because of ice and snow to collapsed roofs.
The APWA offers several publications which can be of assistance in establishing a snow and ice removal policy.
PowerPoint brief of Milwaukee's Asset Management and Capital Improvement program
The IDA is helping communities revitalize their downtown areas as they face transportation, suburbanization and technology challenges. The site includes lists of members, products and services.
The purpose of this guide book is to provide easy-to-use steps for calibrating snowplow sander controllers. It is an experience-based guide that captures tips and techniques learned by experienced calibrators. 2009
The City of Farmington Hills, Department of Public Works, explains salt truck calibration for snow removal. This video shows the proper calibration for a manual drop tail gate spreader with manual valves.
This simple two-sided document provides useful information as to the causes, methods for repairing and ways to stop potholes from forming. Use it to educate the general public, council members and those new to public works.
-This Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) site allows visitors to download Publication No.
FHWA-RD-95-202, Manual of Practice for an Effective Anti-icing Program: A guide for Highway
Winter Maintenance Personnel. Document is available in an Microsoft Word format.
Web site of the Salt Institute. This site contains infomation on the storage and application
of road salt for snow and ice control. A large number of materials on operator training and
equipment maintenance issues are also available at this site.
Scott L. Bressler (Butler County Operations Deputy, Hamilton, OH) provided two videos which have been very helpful to their rookie drivers as well as veteran drivers. The videos were passed on to his office from ODOT and have been used for two years now training county and township drivers in Southwest Ohio.