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After months in development, the Accredited Snow Contractors Association’s Industry Standards Committee has announced the completion of the first set of standards for the professional snow and ice management industry.

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May 31, 2012

After months in development, the Accredited Snow Contractors Association’s Industry Standards Committee has announced the completion of the first set of standards for the professional snow and ice management industry.

"This has been a monumental undertaking, but the committee should be very proud of the groundbreaking work they have accomplished," says ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride. "The ASCA's Industry Standards are the first of many steps that arms professional snow contractors with the tools to fight back against the rising number of slip-and-fall lawsuits facing our industry.”

Gilbride thanked committee members for their commitment to the industry standards project. Committee members include: Jim Anderson, Troy Clogg Landscapes; Rick Bell, Artic Snow and Ice; Mike Jones, True North Outdoor; Mark Strayer, Brickman Facility Services; John Allin, PJA Inc.; Paul Wolbert, U.S. Lawns; and Matt Peterson, Mills Insurance Group. 

ASCA's Industry Standards were mailed to members this week. The document is free to ASCA members and is available for purchase by nonmembers for $400.

"Finalizing the industry standards is a momentous milestone for the ASCA," Gilbride says. "Now the team turns its attention to finalizing the snow industry specific ISO certification. This certification is based on the ASCA’s Industry Standards and will offer snow and ice professionals a third-party verification process that will validate they are operating their businesses at the highest level."

Gilbride adds that ISO certification will be available to ASCA members beginning this summer.

In addition, for those professional snow contractors interested in the ISO process, John Knappenburger, president, ANSI-ASQ Accreditation Board, will be speaking at ASCA’s Executive Summit, taking place in  Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 9th-11th. There Knappenburger will present the snow industry specific ISO certification process.  This must-attend seminar will cover the advantages of ISO certification, and performing to industry standards.

Click HERE to register for the Executive Summit.


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