For an operation to be sustainable, safety must lead the way. Our commitment to safety drives every decision we make, for our employees, customers and communities.
Safety is integrated into everything we do at Republic Services.
Safety, Our First Value
Our team is committed to serving our customers, and we are committed to keeping our team safe. We have 40,000 employees, but our circle of responsibility includes the families, friends and communities who count on them to arrive home safe at the end of every shift.
That's why our processes are rigorous, our training is thorough and our mindset is one of constant improvement. Employee safety is at the heart of our work - across roles, locations and services.
1Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health standards. The OSHA recordable rate shown is the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and is a function of the number of recordable injuries and the total number of hours worked. Published OSHA data lag one calendar year.
We ensure safety is embedded in everything we do through these focus areas.
Serving With Safety
Partnering to Keep Communities Safe
When we're out in our fleet of 17,000 trucks making 5 million daily pickups, it's clear how important it is to keep safety at the very top of our priorities. That commitment extends to the landfills, recycling centers and other facilities we operate. Our standards and practices at these locations help us keep communities clean and safe.
Together for Safer Roads
Since 2016, Republic Services has partnered with Together for Safer Roads, a coalition of private fleet operators working together to advance road safety. Through this partnership, we're testing ways to improve drivers' in-cab visibility and reduce blind spots. A pilot program will soon be deployed, in collaboration with other fleet operators, that will use behavioral AI technology to help improve visibility and reaction times, making the roads safer for everyone including pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.
Enhancing Safety on the Road
Next-Gen Truck Safety
Our future Next-Gen trucks are designed with 150+ safety features. Here are just a few of them, including new ideas that will make them even safer.
Investing in Safe Operations
Advanced Facility Safety
We're keeping our recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills safe through enterprisewide training and standards.
Landfills and Transfer Stations
Honoring the Industry's Best
Driver and Operator of the Year Awards
Each year, the National Waste & Recycling Association recognizes drivers and heavy equipment operators who perform safely, maintain a superior performance record and enhance the overall safety and image of the industry. Republic Services is proud to have our employees consistently recognized by these prestigious awards.
Republic Services employees invest significant time each year in safety training, a commitment that shows up in consistently safe performance.