10 LESSONS FOR WINTER OPERATIONS SURVIVAL

This article outlines ten critical points that public officials and employees should set as goals to manage their roadways during the winter months. The first two of these points concern the bureaucratic aspects of snow removal, focusing on the establishment of a local advisory committee to incorporate a public response to the city’s winter management, as well as the development of a clear policy statement to outline the level of service the community can expect from the city. The third and fourth measures include the adoption of a comprehensive winter operations plan, and a sensible salting practice to ensure efficiency and practicality during the winter months. Some of these strategies include a pragmatic approach of how to enact a policy statement and the salient aspects of the organization’s salting practices. Safety management is addressed in steps five to seven, covering the adoption of employee training and safety programs to ensure that the human resource aspect of winter management is effectively implemented along with effective implementation of safety measurements to roadways. Steps eight and nine enjoin officials to enact effective public relations programs and to maintain these programs through evaluations and updates to it. Finally, this article asserts that management must be directly involved with the operation of their winter crew by allowing for a multi-dimensional dynamic approach.

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    • Page range: pp 24-26, 28, 30-31
  • Corporate Authors:

    James Informational Media, Incorporated

    2720 South River Road, Suite 126
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018-
  • Authors:
    • Gesford, A L
  • Publication Date: 2005-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01007023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:35AM