Green SnowPro Training and Certification

New Hampshire Green SnowPro 

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The UNH T2 Center offers half day Green SnowPro Training courses focused on efficient and environmentally friendly winter maintenance practices. The course covers the basics of salt reduction including:

  • Equipment Calibration
  • Anti-Icing
  • Brine Making
  • Pre-wetting with Brine and Other Liquids
  • Effecient Application Rate Changes with Pavement Temperature
  • Effective Plowing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Salt Accounting
  • Environmental Impacts

The course is approximately 4 hours of classroom instruction and 1 hour of field demonstration of calibration and brine making techniques. Following demonstration and classroom time students take a 30 minute exam to qualify for certification. Currently, there are 457 Individuals have successfully completed the Green Snow Pro training.

Liability Protection through NHDES Salt Applicator Certification

Individuals who have attended the Green SnowPro Training and passed the exam are eligible to apply for the voluntary NHDES Salt Applicator Certification per RSA 489-C. To obtain your certification from NHDES and obtain liability protection for you and your clients from slip and falls you must:

  • Take the Green SnowPro Training workshop and pass the exam
  • Annually apply to NHDES Click for Application Form (certification expires every June) There is No Fee to Apply!
  • Every 2 years attend at least 2 hours of Professional Development Courses. Currently T2 offers a 2 hour refresher course. More courses will be added in the coming months. 
  • Annually log your total salt usage into the FREE salt accounting system (link below).
  • To ensure maximum liability protection also keep track of your activities for each storm event including each site visit, target application rates, weather conditions, and use of recommended best practices. You may use the free salt accounting system to track these records.

Want more information on the certification and liability protection?

Contact:

Earle Chase, NHDES (603 271-5329 earle.chase@des.nh.gov)

Patrick Santoso, UNH T2 (603 862 4209 psantoso@unh.edu).

 

Complete RSA 489-C Text is available here

Interim administrative rules are available for download here

Use Our New FREE Salt Accounting System

Roadsalt.unh.edu

 

Next Green Snow Pro Training:

The cost for the Training is $75 per person for municipalities and private companies.  To sign up for a course, please register here

  • September 25 - NH DES, Concord, NH
  • October 15 - Common Man Inn, Plymouth, NH
  • November 14 - TBA

Next Green Snow Pro Refresher:

The cost for the Training is $25 per person for municipalities and private companies.  To sign up for a course, please register here

  • September 18 - NH DES, Concord, NH
  • October 8 - NH DES, Concord, NH
  • November 5 - NH DES, Concord, NH

Training Attendee Records:

2014 List of Course Attendees Who Passed Exam - Updated 3/12/14

(Including course date - use this to determine if you need to take a refresher course - 2 hours of professional development required every 2 years)

 

Exam Retake Policy:

Retake Policy

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Application Rate Worksheets:

Blank Application Rate Sheet (PDF)

Blank Application Rate Sheet (excel)

 

Best Management Practices Sheets

NH Parking Lot Application Rates

NH Road (lane Mile) Application Rates

Anti-Icing

Brine Making

Calibration - Hydraulic Spreaders

Calibration - Pony Motors

How Salt Works

Pre-wetting

Good Housekeeping

 

Winter Maintenance Manuals

Minnesota Parking Lot Handbook

Salt Institute Handbook

National LTAP Winter Maintenance Training Resources


Excel Calibration Worksheets

Excel Calibration Worksheet

 

Video Demonstrations

Winter Maintenance For Small Sites (Part 1 - 10 Minutes)

Winter Maintenance for Small Sites (Part 2 - 10 Minutes)