Services’ summer safety program a success
Republic Services, Inc. realized an 18 percent
reduction in total accidents and injuries during the 2010 Summer
Safety program compared to the same time last year. The company
launched its 101 Days of Summer Safety campaign in June to raise
the level of awareness toward safety from Memorial Day to Labor
Day, a time when the industry has historically seen an increase
in accidents and injuries.
Each Republic division developed a division-specific summer safety
plan and tracked their progress by displaying a 101 Days of Summer
Safety banner that counted down the days of summer safety.
The company also saw a 39 percent reduction in the Focus 6 accidents
during the program over same period last year. Republic’s Focus
6 initiative spotlights real life accidents, which can have very
tragic results. During the 101 Days of Summer Safety in 2009,
Republic achieved an 18 percent reduction in total accidents
and injuries and a 32 percent reduction in the Focus 6 accidents.