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Safety University: Be Aware Of Surroundings

In a business like ours, there are a lot of moving parts and we use some pretty heavy duty equipment. So operating safely while at work is paramount to our operation. One tip to keep everyone safe is to ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings while on the job.

For more safety tips check out our Action Safety University channel!

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Free NYSDOT Mock Truck Safety Session

Free NYSDOT Mock Truck Safety Session

Attention All Waste Industry Professionals!

In partnership with the NWRA, you are invited to a free mock DOT Inspection safety session. A NYSDOT Inspector will be doing a hands-on mock inspection session with some additional folks from his unit.

The session will be held at Interstate Waste Services/Action Chester depot.

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Location: 89 Black Meadow Road Chester, NY 10918


  • 12:30pm – lunch 
  • 1:00pm  – program/mock inspection time
  • 3:30pm – program end time

Why should you attend and send your operations and route supervisor? You know why. One life saved; one less accident; fewer out of service and other citations; and lower insurance premiums -- are just some of the reasons off the top of the list.

This will be a good session for you and your team. Talk it up; refer this notice to a friendly competitor and to local government with a DPW waste/recycling collection program, etc. – and the effort to make this training happen will be more than worthwhile. It is worth your time and energy to get out to it; and to “think safety” and learn more about safety with your industry peers for the afternoon!

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Safety University: Halloween Safety Tips

As children take to the streets on Halloween to trick-or-treat, their risk of being injured by motorists increases greatly. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also estimates that children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year. Because excited trick-or-treaters often forget about safety, motorists and parents must be even more alert.

Here are some tips for helping keep young ones safe on Halloween:

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Front Line Manager Safety Training

Earlier this month we invited our front line Managers to attend our first Front Line Manager Training session. Here we had a meaningful discussion on Safety here at Action.

The discussion was lead by Ross Sandler, a Law Professor at NewYork Law School. Ross also has had a very successful career as a Safety Consultant for Con-Ed and worked as the Department of Transportation Commissioner under Mayor Edward Koch.

The video below highlights the important topics covered and what is expected of all employees as we are all members of the Safety Team!


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Safety University: Driving With Sun Glare

This past Sunday we said goodbye to Summer and hello to the Fall. With the cooler temps and changing leaves, comes the added risk of driving hazards due to sun glare. It might sound counterintuitive, but sun glare is actually worse in the fall.

Why? This has mostly to do with the sun moving closer to the horizon.

Sun glare can best be described as sunlight obstructing your windshield during sunrise and sunset hours, making it incredibly difficult to see anything in front of you. Unfortunately for us, we also happen to drive during the times when sun glare is the worst (the morning and evening commute).

Here we offer you some useful tips on how to drive safely when experiencing sun glare.

Check back for more safety tips from our Action Safety University.

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