Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.98
Liaison Dennis Gillis
Submission Date July 30, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25
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Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:

A brief description of the snow and ice removal program, policy, or practice:


Facilities Management is responsible to ensure that Saint Mary’s University Campus is maintained in a non-hazardous condition for its students, employees and the general public during and immediately following a snow or ice storm through the use of staff and contractors. Staff and contractors shall provide the following quality of service in regards to clearing the campus roads parking lots, walkways, fire lanes, exits and entrances:

1. During a snow or ice storm, all main building entrances and fire exits, fire lanes, driveways and the main interior campus walkway system will be kept passable.

2. Within twelve (12) hours after cessation of a snow or ice storm, all driveways, parking lots, walkways and sidewalks will be cleared, salted and maintained in a passable, non-hazardous condition. If the storm ends before midnight, all driveways, walkways and entrances shall be cleared and salted by 8:00 A.M. the next school day.

3. Within forty-eight (48) hours after cessation of a snow or ice storm, a bare pavement condition will be achieved for walkways, parking lots and driveways and thereafter be maintained in a non-hazardous condition during the seasonal period when freezing occurs.

4. All activities associated with snow removal and water control at entrance shall be recorded in log books. The log books shall be kept for seven years.

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