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Republic Services Safety Representative in Inver Grove Height, Minnesota

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Safety Representative provides support to one or more divisions to successfully instill a safety sensitive culture into local operations by interpreting Company policies, and federal and state regulations and guidelines, and implementing safety programs that specifically target and encourage proactive and sustainable safety sensitive behaviors.


  • Ensures operations management conducts regularly scheduled safety meetings with drivers, shop employees, landfill employees, office employees, and management regarding safe driving, operating and working principles.

  • Coordinates and participates in accident investigations and follow-up accident reporting for the division.

  • Recommends post-accident and post-incident corrective action.

  • Ensures driver evaluations and re-evaluations are conducted in accordance with company standards.

  • Administers and / or monitor drug testing policy to ensure it meets pre-employment, random and post-accident/post-injury testing requirements, and regulatory and company standards.

  • Ensures division managers and supervisors are properly trained in health and safety regulatory requirements.

  • Ensures all accident registers and files, safety and workers compensation records and driver certification files are maintained according to federal and state requirements, and Company policy by regularly inspecting files.

  • Conducts and records employee observations, premise and shop inspections, landfill / transfer station / Recycling Centers equipment inspections and periodic vehicle safety inspections.

  • Conducts site visits to confirm ineffective documentation of records and where evident, takes action to correct the maintenance of such records.

  • Participates in the investigation of serious accidents / injuries.

  • Provides accident data, and accident reduction goals to division management.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Prior experience in an OSHA regulated environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Occupational Health or related field.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience is a safety related position.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.