Loss Control Insights for Petroleum Marketers
Keep Customers and Employees on Their Feet: 3 Keys for Managing Black Ice
You know that black ice is dangerous. The thin, slippery layer of ice forms when warmer daytime temperatures melt snow and ice, and then cold overnight temperatures refreeze it. Black ice is hard to spot, putting both employees and customers at risk. Help keep your people on their feet with these three strategies.
Be Smart About Snow Pile Placement
Runoff from melting snow piles is a prime source of dangerous refreeze, so it’s important to collect plowed snow in a location that limits melting onto walkways. Work with your snow removal contractor to choose a snow pile location that considers factors such as the slope of the property, paths that pedestrians and vehicles usually take and the area’s exposure to the sun (which will increase the rate of snow melt). If you can, take advantage of drain grates as a way to direct melt water away from travel paths.