Smart About Salt
Apr 15, 2012
New ending — new beginnings
As the winter (such as it was) winds down, it is time to start thinking about what we need to do to close off this winter and prepare ourselves for next winter.
Mar 15, 2012
Managing your winter risk
Not much winter left — possibly — but the risks still exist as long as we are in the freeze-thaw period.
Feb 15, 2012
How much salt is enough?
I came upon a thick layer of salt spread around a city bus stop that made me realize it might be time for an article on application rates.
Jan 15, 2012
City of Ottawa takes leadership role in salt reduction
The City of Ottawa hosted a Smart about Salt summit on Nov. 29 to foster greater public and private partnerships in promoting efficient salt use in the city.
Dec 15, 2011
Rock salt doesn’t melt anything!
In my course Smart about Salt Essentials Training I conduct an experiment using a cold plate, where I simulate a frosting situation in the classroom.
Nov 15, 2011
A rainy day is a risk management opportunity
Site owners and managers should be fix problem areas in the offseason.
Oct 15, 2011
Contracts require Smart about Salt certification
Good planning and preparation are essential to making the best of the season.
Jul 14, 2011
Safety vs. the environment: A win-win story
Diverse groups get proactive about program to prevent unnecessary use of salt while assuring public safety.