Safety & Training at Youngs
At a minimum, Young’s field personnel receive 40-Hour HAZWOPER training with annual updates in accordance with OSHA regulations. In total, Young’s has approximately 60 employees HAZWOPER trained and experienced in waste handling, transportation, and disposal. Numerous employees are trained to levels well beyond industry standards including but not limited to: Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Highway Cargo Tank Technician, Rail Tank Car Technician/Specialists, etc.
As required by job description, all employees are included in Young’s medical monitoring surveillance program, and in addition conform to Young’s DOT alcohol and drug screening program. Safety performance is evaluated and monitored through bi-monthly training, internal random site audits, on-site training, safety award incentives, and several industry specific training programs. Besides providing in-house training to Young’s employees, a few members of Young’s professional staff serve as adjunct instructors in the specialized training programs at the Michigan State Police Hazardous Materials Training Center.
Two factors that are evidence of Young’s safety program success are our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) and OSHA recordable incident rate. Young’s has an annual average of +/- 170,000 total working hours. Young’s currently maintains an EMR of 0.99 as of our insurance renewal on December 1, 2010 and has never had an on-the-job site fatality.