Providing Comprehensive Environmental Services for North America
Throughout Clean Harbors, our top priority is to continually improve safety.
We believe that zero incidents is a goal we can achieve, and no one should get hurt while working at or with Clean Harbors. We also recognize that it is our 100% personal commitment to safety that will have the most impact on our own safety and that of our employees, our customers, our families, the community and the environment. Through our words and actions, we demonstrate that we reinforce acceptable safety practices and stop unsafe acts before they become a statistic.
TRIR and DART are two of the primary safety statistical measures defined by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and we continuously track our performance in these two areas.
The trend in achieving excellent safety results throughout Clean Harbors sets us apart from other environmental services companies. The numerous safety-related programs that Clean Harbors has in place also contribute to our overall safety performance. All recordable injuries, whether they occur in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico, are included in Clean Harbors' injury and illness rate calculations.
To protect our employees, continue lowering our incident rates, and satisfy our customers’ demands to retain the best service providers with the lowest TRIR, DART and EMR rates, Clean Harbors continuously improves on our safety excellence.
Clean Harbors Safety Starts with Me: Live It 3-6-5 initiative enhances our safety culture by fostering goodwill and driving home the importance of safety in our Company. The name says it all—365 days a year—we all need to work safely and be safe, whether we are at Clean Harbors, a customer site, in transit or at home. It’s a safety lifestyle.
Injuries are not acceptable and all members of our organization work to prevent them. Bringing our employees into the development and training processes brings ownership. Employees know that creating an injury-free environment is within their control and responsibility for its success will lead to our desired safety outcome.
The three in 3-6-5 is for our three fundamental safety philosophies.
1. Nothing is worth getting injured over.
2. All near misses and accidents are preventable.
3. Safety must be actively managed.
The six in 3-6-5 stands for the six golden rules of safety at Clean Harbors.
1. I will drive responsibly without distractions or impairments.
2. I will think before I start and know my safety plan every day.
3. I will only undertake the work in which I am trained.
4. I will take responsibility for my safety and those around me at work, home or in-transit.
5. I will intervene in any unsafe act.
6. I will report all incidents and near misses.
The five in 3-6-5 stands for personal reasons why employees want to be safe. Employees are mindful of what’s important in their lives. Whether it’s family, colleagues, friends, customers or any other significant reason, we all have motivations to remain safe Whether it’s family, colleagues, friends, customers, or any other significant reason, we all have reasons and motivations to remain safe.
Our solid safety practices have a domino effect. Employees feel more confident and happier in a safe environment. Morale gets a boost, productivity increases, and we can focus on serving our customers. Customers benefit from a safer work environment and reduced costs.
Continually reinforcing, educating and modeling safe actions changes behavior and could save lives. Set the example by making safety your cause, too. Others will follow and make it their cause as well.