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Applications Open for the PRECO Electronics 2017 Excellence in Safety Award

By Tamara Humpherys on December 8, 2017

PRECO® Electronics, the global leader in heavy-duty collision avoidance solutions, has started accepting nominations for its seventh annual Excellence in Safety Award.  The PRECO Excellence in Safety Award recognizes leaders of change that address safety with vigor, while using advanced safety initiatives and thinking outside the box to make roadways and worksites safer.

 After receiving a record number of nominations in 2016, PRECO awarded the Solid Waste Association of North Americas (SWANA) David Biderman and City of Oxnard Environmental Resources Divisions George Van Hemert with the Excellence in Safety Award.  Both recipients demonstrated unparalleled commitment to safety to distinguish themselves as leaders in their respective markets.

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Topics: Best Practices, Preco Electronics, Safety in Motion Award, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Leadership, Safety Innovation

Don’t Sacrifice Safety on the Alter of Financial Goals

By Sean Martell on November 28, 2017

A study published in Journal of Accounting and Economics came to a conclusion that won’t surprise many people in heavy-duty industries: When you try to meet or beat earning expectations or reach other lofty financial goals, employee safety can suffer. How can managers solve this three-dimensional chess game of being fiscally responsible while ensuring the highest standards of safety? With ever-increasing pressure on profitability, it can be a very tough nut to crack.

“If managers believe that the firm may miss expectations under the ordinary course of business,” the study reports, “they may increase employees’ workloads or pressure them to work faster. In response, employees can compromise safety by overexerting themselves or by circumventing safety procedures that slow the flow of work. Second, managers may cut explicit and implicit safety costs, such as the costs of maintaining equipment and training employees, in their attempts to report higher earnings.”

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Your Bottom Line, Best Practices, ROI, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

David Biderman: Increasing Awareness to Improve Safety in the Solid Waste Industry

By Tamara Humpherys on May 16, 2017

By David Biderman, Executive Director & CEO of
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

When I tell people who are not in the solid waste industry that refuse and recycling collection is the 5th most deadly job in the United States, they are almost always amazed. The public doesn’t realize that thousands of men and women are putting their lives on the line each day to take care of their garbage.

But to those who work the routes or send employees out each day, the dangers of the job are far too real. In 2016 alone, SWANA recorded 46 worker fatalities in the US, half of which were drivers and helpers out collecting garbage. It is simply unacceptable to have so many people die on the job. These are parents, grandparents, spouses, sons and daughters who are not coming home to their families at the end of the day.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Operator Education, Waste Safety, Slow Down toGet Around, Safety Awareness

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