Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Waste Management Talks Safety To Summer Camp

Waste Management Route Manager Lisa Aviles teaches D.E.P.U.T.Y. Club members the importance of safety around commercial vehicles. Even if a truck appears to be parked it has many moving parts that may begin moving again.

Waste Management provides these tips to be safe around their vehicles:

· Every Waste Management truck is equipped with a back-up alarm. Whether you are walking or driving near one of our trucks, if you hear this sound (a loud beeping) or see the white back-up lights, be sure to move out of the way of the truck.

· Keep your children and pets at a safe distance from the truck and make sure they know never to get near or climb on the truck, whether it is parked or operating. Children should not play or stand in or around trash bins, since you may not know when the truck is coming to empty them. On your collection day, be sure to move toys and cars out of the path of the truck and away from your collection containers.

Photo by Cyndee Wooley/C2 Communications