100 Days of Summer Safety begins
From June 23 to September 30, focus is on accountability

HOUSTON  This summer, Waste Management will host its fourth annual “100 Days of Summer Safety” campaign. The theme of this year’s event is accountability, specifically, three types:

The 100 Days of Summer Safety challenges Areas to be their safest during the hottest months of the year when drivers and operators must be on the alert for:

New to sites in 2014 will be an “I COMMIT to SAFETY” decal. The decals were sent to all Areas to be distributed to employees and their families. As well, large banners were shipped to all operational locations. “Again with this year’s campaign, we’re tapping into the fun and competitive spirit among our managers, sites and Areas. I have no doubt everyone will rise to the challenge,” said Jeff Martin, vice president of WM Safety Services.

PHOTO: “I COMMIT to SAFETY” encourages employees and their families to always remember to be safe, especially during the busy summer season.

2013 100 Days of Summer Safety winners

Each year, Areas compete against each other to win prizes and bragging rights for the safest sites. In 2013, the winners were:

Best Scores
TRIR – Western Canada – 0.97
DART – Western Canada – 0.97
VARR – Florida – 23,371

Most Improved
TRIR – Western Canada – 79 percent
DART – Western Canada – 69 percent
VARR – Ark., Tenn., Ala. & Ky. – 94 percent

Best Overall – Northern Tier (Tie)
Mich., Ohio & Ind.
West. Penn., Md., W. VA. & Va.

Best Overall – Southern Tier
Gulf Coast