Safety is important to Gold Medal not just for regulatory compliance, but also for the health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities we serve. A culture of safety is maintained through a variety of continuing educational programs that emphasizes not just personal and job safety but also environmental protection training. Training includes weekly toolbox talks, root cause analysis reviews, quarterly regulatory training, and annual safety training.
Gold Medal’s commitment to training is exemplified by the opening of its new regional training facility. The state of the art facility includes traditional classrooms, an obstacle course specifically designed for waste trucks, and an innovative mechanic training center. All new drivers go through a thorough training program which includes comprehensive classroom training, obstacle course tests, and a hands-on observation period by a supervisor.
Operating a large fleet safely is no easy task. All new vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art camera systems to eliminate blind spots and ensure that drivers can navigate tight spaces. Real-time GPS data is used to monitor the location and speed of the fleet at all times. Safety cameras and recording systems continuously monitor driver behavior. Integrated safety coaching systems ensure that management and drivers are working together to adopt safe driving practices.
Technology empowers the Gold Medal team with the tools to make safer and smarter driving decisions on the road, while reducing accidents and keeping everyone safe.
Gold Medal understands the value of being proactive about environmental management by responding quickly to spills and leaks. The newest addition to the fleet is an emergency response trailer, fully equipped with the tools and materials needed to address localized spills. Gold Medal employees are fully trained in spill and emergency response, as well as material handling and disposal to meet environmental regulatory requirements.