By Brian K. Birch, CAE
In March of 2013 SIMA launched the first-ever Snow Safety Week for our industry...the goal was simple, to identify one formal week each year to talk safety and snow removal. But we liked it so much, we are going to again in 2013! Save the dates of October 28-31, 2013...
Why is SIMA doing two Snow Safety Weeks in one year? Because we can...
I have been a part of this association for 9 years this September, and I am so excited that we are finally in a place where we can consistently deliver quality, snow-specific safety training and information to the industry. Even 5 years ago we were not what I would consider a safety-focused association. As we've matured as an association, our focus on safety best practices has increased and we are hopeful it will have a long term, positive impact on the industry.
But we need your help...what safety-related topics and issues do you face in your business or operations? How can we use Snow Safety Week to help you highlight the importance of safety to your employees and to your customers?
Please share thoughts in the comments below, or email Brian@sima.org.
We look forward to working with you to create a more safety-focused industry in snow and ice.
Brian Birch, CAE is the Chief Operating Officer for the Snow & Ice Management Association and can be reached at Brian@sima.org.