Monday, July 22, 2013

Volunteers in action - Creating a useful snow safety resource



The goal is simple: to create a tangible, useful safety resource for snow removal professionals.

By Brian Birch

My favorite thing about my work at SIMA is the diversity of the job and the great people I work with. And one of my favorite roles is serving as the associate publisher for Snow Business magazine, our official publication. Each year we work with the Snow Business staff and a team of volunteers to create what we hope is a relevant, impactful publication for snow professionals.

This year brings a new challenge for us as we add a seventh issue to the publication calendar. We are even more excited that this issue will focus exclusively on safety in the snow industry. The goal is simple: to create a tangible, useful safety resource for snow removal professionals.

I know what you are thinking...safety can be a snoozer. That's why we are broadening the concept to focus on multiple areas of safety, including operations, security of property, selling safety as a differentiator and more.

This initiative has been years in the making, and we owe a great debt of gratitude to many volunteers at SIMA who are our safety champions. Over the next month, SIMA's Editorial Advisory Committee will brainstorm the stories, insights and solutions tied to safety that will be presented in the magazine. They'll share their own experiences to help us understand what critical safety challenges exist for snow professionals, and then help us create content that we hope has a positive impact on your snow business or operation.

If you have any thoughts or ideas tied to safety content for the September issue , please email our editorial director, Cheryl Higley.

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