January 29, 2019

One of the most difficult areas snow contractors have to deal with is “sidewalks”.  Most contractors shy away from this kind of work.  And, with good reason.  Too often we experience labor issues associated with getting guys to get out in the elements and battle the sn...

October 31, 2018

No production oriented sidewalk crew member should be utilizing any type of “shovel” when moving snow from a sidewalk.  This can lead to numerous, unnecessary workman’s compensation claims due to the fact that most “shoveling” requires bending and improper use of back...

August 7, 2018

In sidewalk snow removal work we do not perform activities that offer opportunity for positive synergistic effect.  In fact, we have the opposite.  When we increase the crew size, we lose efficiency.  For example; send one person to do a job that takes 4.0 hours of ela...

July 31, 2018

The most efficient crew size for performing sidewalk snow removal activities has been discussed, argued, and subjected to trial and error testing.  Since sidewalk snow removal emerged as a separate (or specialty) business, the issue became more important.  By adding mo...

July 17, 2018

Most snow related production workers who are attracted to our industry like to work outdoors, or are doing snow removal as part of a year round activity that includes landscape or property management.  Normally they do not object to physically demanding work.  However,...

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