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No Bungee Cords Please!

Please unhook any bungee cords or tie-downs you may be using to secure the lid of your garbage can BEFORE setting it out on collection day. 

The hazard of a bungee cord is in the sudden release of a large amount of  stored energy. When a worker releases a bungee cord, particularly one that’s been over-stretched, the free end and hook can recoil at speeds  up to 100 kilometers per hour , causing significant injury on impact.  Statistics show that the majority of bungee cord injuries involve the face and are becoming an increasingly common cause of severe and penetrating eye injuries.  Thankfully, to date, none of our workers has sustained an injury but there have been close calls.

Direct Disposal is committed to the prevention of workplace injuries and we request & appreciate your cooperation.

 

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