Scholarship Winner

City of Tacoma, WA, Solid Waste Management

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How does an organization change the safety culture? For the City of Tacoma, it was via a Safety Coordinator Program that provides individuals with entry-level training in the field of occupational safety for a one-year term. This has helped decrease their days away, restricted, or transferred (DART) rate by 44 percent and on-the-job injuries and incidents by seven percent.