SOPs and General Resources

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In addition to the 350+ webinars, videos, resource documents, and other online materials captured in the UNH Technology Transfer Center (T2) eLearning Catalog, we are pleased to provide the below examples of Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from local sources and links to outside resources that may be of interest. These materials are a jumping-off point for your own research, but UNH T2 not own or manage the content, and therefore can’t advise on or support the current accuracy or completeness of the information provided. 

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UAS Awareness series from Ohio LTAP Center - UAS from a Transportation Professional's Perspective 

UAS Remote Pilot e-learning series from Ohio LTAP Center - Fundamental knowledge needed in preparing for the UAS Remote Pilot Certification Exam.

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The following are some possible resources that may be of assistance or interest at this time.  Understanding that the situation is evolving, and that UNH T2 and staff are not medical professionals or policy advisors, this information is not intended as advice or guidance on actions you should or should not take.  We encourage you to refer to professional guidance or other sources that may include CDC, NH DHHS, or Homeland Security information, including as recommendations may change as more information is known.

Managing a diverse road network requires lots of tools in your toolbox!  Effective winter road maintenance might include the use of products such as sand, crushed stone, salt, or brine - individually or in combination with other treatments (such as the use of a mixed 3/8” stone and winter sand on gravel roads).  Factors that determine which method is recommended include road condition, road surface (paved, gravel, or dirt), weather conditions and forecast (precipitation rate, type, temperature), posted speed, and sensitivity to environmental ecology and residential areas.  Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and other highway and public works organizations offer a variety of publications to educate road practitioners on best practices and decision making in regards to which materials to use -sand, abrasives, salt, or other chemical deicers; when; and in what quantities.  A material such as crushed stone may be effective on gravel roads but is generally not recommended on paved roads.  Using sand may be necessary during extreme cold and icing events, but could impact streams during rain or runoff events.  Awareness of MS4 and silica dust impact, including in and around our critical water streams, is of importance. 

While we cannot escape winter in New Hampshire, and although there isn’t a one size fits all approach, understanding the unique strengths of each method of winter maintenance and knowing the roadways in their communities can allow public works professionals to effectively use road treatments to maintain passable roads while minimizing environmental impact and maximizing winter maintenance budgets.

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