Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees-Yarmouth

Date: 11/17/2022 7:30 AM - 11/17/2022 3:00 PM

Location: Yarmouth Public Works
74 Town Brook ROad
West Yarmouth
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Capacity:

35/38



Overview

 image of snowplow

While all are welcome to attend regardless of their position with a DPW, Snow and Ice Operations for Front Line Employees is designed for plow operators and those who are directly involved in snow removal.

This course will teach planning for winter weather and cover:

  • The proper use of salt and liquid anti-icers and the environmental impacts.
  • Pre wetting and pre-treating
  • Anti-icing vs. De-icing.
  • The use of sand and it’s environmental impact.
  • Equipment calibration, usage specification and technology.
  • Snow and ice policy for public review. 
  • Cost benefit analysis of salt vs. sand
 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Glen Town of Yarmouth
Shaun Town of Yarmouth
Hugh Town of Barnstable Public Works
Steve Town of Barnstable
John Town of Easton
Jason Town of Barnstable
Adam Town of Scituate
Al Town of Scituate
Wayne Town of Easton
Derek Town of Easton
John Town of Barnstable
Brad Town of Barnstable
William Town of Kingston
Mark Town of Sandwich DPW
Scott Town of Sandwich DPW
Michael Town of Sandwich DPW
Ronald Town of Scituate
Thomas Town of Halifax Highway Deparment
Mike Town of Halifax Highway Deparment
James Town of Brewster DPW
Justin Town of Halifax Highway Deparment
Theodore Town of Scituate
Will Town of Scituate
Marc Town of Halifax Highway Deparment
Harrison Town of Barnstable
Jack Town of Scituate
Mike Town of Yarmouth
Andel Town of Barnstable
Michael Town of Brewster DPW
Nate Town of Barnstable
Chris Town of Easton
Griffin Town of Brewster DPW
Derek Town of Yarmouth
Nick Town of Scituate
Ajay Town of Sandwich DPW
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
    Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike was responsible for day to day operations and long range planning for the municipality. Before retiring in 2015, Mike was also a firefighter for 34 years. He is a lifelong resident of Heath, Massachusetts, whose teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction. Mike can be reached at: mdsmith@umass.edu.