Commitment to Safety

Employee safety is our highest priority.

Safety is essential at Waste Management, for our employees, for our customers and for the success of our business.

Mission to Zero™

To achieve our safety goals, WM is pursuing an ambitious Mission to Zero™ initiative. The aim of this program is to reduce the number of on-the-job accidents and injuries to zero.  

Results of the Mission to Zero™ Program

  • Eighty-five percent decline in total recordable injury rates between 2000 and 2009
  • Sixty percent decrease in vehicle accident rates
  • Over $600 million invested in maintenance of vehicles and heavy equipment

Safety Training

All drivers receive 80 hours of training and undergo regular evaluations. Leaders that have emerged from this program now give classroom instruction, monitor safety data and train drivers and other employees to be the safest in the industry.

WM is one of only 8 companies chosen to be part of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program and we are on our way to receiving Star Certifications at our facilities around the country.

If you are ready to make a commitment to safety, start your application process today.

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