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    A Guide to Snow Removal, Snow Melting Mats & Facility Maintenance

     

    Ryan Williams

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    Becoming Proactive About Snow and Ice Removal

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Mar 7, 2018 8:28:25 PM

    Severe winter storms not only disrupt business, they also can put your employees and visitors to your building at risk for injury. The best way to limit potential harm caused by blizzard conditions is to make sure you have a plan in place to minimize risk. Here are the essential actions you should take before a storm approaches.

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    Topics: Facility Management, Winter

    Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup  at Boston Public Library

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 24, 2017 9:04:00 AM

    Doraville, GA, November 2017—With winter temperatures in eastern Massachusetts dipping into the single digits and snowfall rates averaging 44 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Boston Public Library. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety, the library’s facility management team recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System to keep walkways clear of snow and ice during the harsh winter months.

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    Commercial Snow Removal 101: Pretreatment Options

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 23, 2017 3:02:00 PM

     Commercial Snow Removal 101: Pretreatment Options

    In the aftermath of a heavy winter snowstorm, keeping your industrial or commercial facility accessible and safe can be a challenge. And while snow removal following—and during —snowstorms is necessary, pretreatment with anti-icing agents can help keep your pavements in continuous use regardless of weather conditions.

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    Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Boston Scientific Corp

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 21, 2017 9:18:00 AM

    Doraville, GA, November 2017—With winter temperatures in eastern Massachusetts dipping into the single digits and snowfall rates averaging 44 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices. Headquartered in the city of Marlborough some 30 miles from Boston, the company’s facility management team recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System to keep a stairway entrance clear of snow and ice during the harsh winter months.

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    Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Amica Mutual in Rhode Island

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 20, 2017 8:53:00 AM

    Doraville, GA, November 2017—With winter temperatures in northeastern Rhode Island dipping into the single digits and snowfall rates averaging 36 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Amica Mutual Insurance Company, located in the town of Lincoln. Just 14 miles from Providence in a region known for powerful winter blizzards, the company’s facility management team recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System to keep its building entrance clear of snow and ice during the harsh winter months.

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    A Winter Storm Preparation Checklist for Your Facility: How to Prepare Your Business for Winter Storm Conditions

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 16, 2017 8:57:00 AM

    Severe winter storms not only disrupt business, they also can put your employees and visitors to your building at risk for injury. The best way to limit potential harm caused by blizzard conditions is to make sure you have a plan in place to minimize risk. Here are the essential actions you should take before a storm approaches.

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    Topics: Facility Management, Winter

    5 Ways to Manage Slip-and-Fall Safety in Your Facility

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 15, 2017 12:00:00 AM

    Depending upon the nature of your business, slip-and-fall injuries inside your building might be a daily threat or only an occasional hazard. While restaurants and supermarkets are particularly prone to spills, “drier” facilities pose less of a danger. Nevertheless, no organization is immune to these concerns, so it’s essential to have a reliable plan in place to protect your visitors, customers, and employees.

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    Commercial Snow Removal 101: How and Why to Pretreat Your Parking Lots

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 14, 2017 7:14:00 AM

    Wisely managing your parking lot during the winter season is crucial to your facility's productivity, safety of those driving and walking on the parking lot surface, and keeping snow and ice management costs as low as possible. One thing you can do to manage your parking lot is to pretreat it with anti-icers before a big storm hits.

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    Topics: Facility Management, Facilities Maintenance

    Cold Stress: Make Sure Your Employees Know the Symptoms

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM

    When formulating your facility’s winter emergency plan, dangers you must take into account should include cold stress and related conditions such as hypothermia and frostbite. 

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    The Importance of Diverse Snow Removal Tools

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 6, 2017 11:17:00 PM

    The Importance of Diverse Snow Removal Tools Many factors can affect your facility's snow removal efforts, including:

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