Category Archives: Safety University

Safety University: Proper PPE

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the first line of safety defense in any job. It is important that you wear the correct PPE for the job you are performing. For more safety tips visit: https://actioncarting.com/safety-university

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Safety University: Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

The summer heat is great for lounging around at the beach or taking a dip in the pool, but in some cases prolonged exposure to heat can cause illness and death. OSHA tell us of certain precautions that can be taken any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work. For more safety […]

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Safety University: Rear Ends and Stopping Distance

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that rear-end collisions are the most frequent type of collision that occurs on U.S. roads, making up 29 percent of all accidents. By practicing these simple tips, it will greatly reduce the risk of having a rear end accident. For more safety tips visit: https://actioncarting.com/safety-university 

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Safety University: Stay Out Of The NO Zone

No-Zones are danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur. Some of those No-Zones are actual blind spots where your car “disappears” from the view of the truck or bus driver. These safety tips will help you safely share the road with these large vehicles by staying out of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Safety University: Focused Driving

As a hauling company, we spend a lot of time on the road. So we think the safety of all drivers on the road is important. Here are some Safe Driving Tips on how to be a Focused Driver from AAA. Check back for more safety tips from our Action Safety University.

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