The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have created a bill stuffer that promotes NSWMA’s “Slow Down to Get Around” safety campaign. The flyer “is intended to inform people about the inherent dangers that garbage collectors (drivers and helpers) face from other drivers when collecting trash and recyclables on American streets,” according to an NSWMA press release.
“We’ve all been in rush-traffic where we get impatient and make bad decisions,” said David Biderman, NSWMA’s safety director, in the press release. “It’s vital that Americans become aware of the dangers that such situations cause to the men and women working on and around the nearly 135,000 garbage trucks operating on U.S. streets. We must prevent the resulting accidents and injuries.”
Companies and sanitation departments can personalize the bill stuffer by placing a photo of one of their trucks in the flyer before distributing it to customers, NSWMA says.
NSWMA also recently created a Facebook page for the "Slow Down to Get Around" campaign.
"Slow Down to Get Around" public service announcement