September 29 – October 1, 2014 – OGRA & ORSMG Snow School – Alliston, ON

Hrycay Consulting Engineers staff attended the 2014 Ontario Good Roads (OGRA) and Ontario Road Salt Management Group’s (ORSMG) Snow School Training for Operators, Supervisors, Patrollers and Mechanics. The OGRA-ORSMG Snow School is an award-winning (2007 TAC Educational Achievement Award) workshop that provides a comprehensive overview of the latest winter maintenance practices, equipment and materials. Topics covered in the workshop include Environment Canada’s Code of Practice, interpretation of weather data and Road Weather Information Systems, Minimum Maintenance Standards, levels of service, salt management, plowing techniques, blowing snow management and winter operations plans. The workshop concludes with case study evaluations and a written exam.