Five to Stay Alive: Safety Tips for waste collection employees.
Solid waste collection is the 5th most dangerous job in the U.S. Following these rules will help:
- Always wear PPE, especially high visibility vests and/or outerwear.
- Never use a cell phone or text while driving the truck or at a disposal.
- Don’t ride on the step if the truck is BACKING or going forward more than 10 mph or 1/5th mile.
- Always comply with safety belt rules.
- Don’t exceed the speed limit and don’t rush.