NOVEMBER 2010
                                        

Republic 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.