WorkSafeNB has undertaken an initiative to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries to workers in the waste collection industry. We want to work with you to help ensure every worker returns home safely after each shift.
We know that homeowner habits can impact the health and safety of waste collection workers, and this was reinforced during our discussions with industry stakeholder. As part of this initiative, we will be launching a spring campaign to engage homeowners. We will remind New Brunswickers that they are part of the solution – they can help protect waste collection workers.
Through this public awareness campaign involving radio, digital advertising and social media, we’ll offer tips to help homeowners safely prepare garbage, such as ensuring bags are within recommended weight limits and how to dispose of sharp objects or hazardous waste. We’ll also remind New Brunswickers to be careful when driving around waste collection workers. Their workplace includes our driveways and streets.
To learn more about how we can work together to improve workplace safety in this industry, contact our communications team at WorkSafeNB at 506 632-2223 or toll-free at 1 800 222-9775, or by email at [email protected].
With your help, we can achieve our vision of healthy and safe workplaces in New Brunswick.