Maintain safety and reduce liability with Green SnowPro!
The New Hampshire Green SnowPro Certification for commercial salt applicators is a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to reduce the impacts of winter salt applications on water resources. This volunteer, annual, certification program is built upon required training courses, proficiency exams, and refresher training for commercial salt applicators. The trainings are designed to address how winter salt works and is integrated into commercial snow and ice management strategies, the environmental impacts of salt and why it is important to be conscious of these effects. Everything from how to prepare for winter to cleaning up after a storm, all while minimizing salt use, is covered during the trainings.
The Green SnowPro certification courses are available for commercial applicators year-round through online training services provided by the Smart About Salt Council. The UNH Technology Transfer Center also hosts in-person and hybrid courses on designated dates throughout the year. Once commercial salt applicators complete the full course and pass the exam, they can then apply to NHDES to become certified as a Green SnowPro salt applicator. Applications have to be renewed annually and training must be kept up to date. Once certified, Green SnowPro professionals are afforded limited liability coverage against slip and fall claims. Senate Bill 131 was passed in 2021 to incorporate municipalities into the Green SnowPro certification program so that they can be recognized as Green SnowPro professionals. The commercial Greens SnowPro liability protection applies to the snow and ice management business owner, their staff, clients and property owners who hire them under the state statute as long as best management practices are followed.
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For a list of Green SnowPro certified contractors working in New Hampshire click HERE.