Seat belts seem like a no-brainer, but we take seat belt safety seriously.
All employees who drive a vehicle for, or on behalf of, Meridian Waste are required to comply with federal and local laws and will utilize the seat belt assembly installed in their vehicle.
All passengers in a vehicle being operated for, or on behalf of, Meridian Waste will also be required to utilize the vehicle’s seat belt assembly while the vehicle is in operation.
Seat belt use is required at all times when the vehicle is in transit, during collection when speeds exceed 10 mph, and when the distance to the next stop exceeds 2/10 of a mile.
Seat belt use is also required when driving at a disposal site and when the vehicle tailgate, body, or hoist (rails, tilt frame) is raised.
Seat belt use is required when operating mobile equipment such as forklifts, compactors, etc. Note: Riding in the bed of a pickup truck or service vehicle is strictly prohibited.
One more time, we take safety seriously!
June is National Safety Month.