Grafton, OH- On Friday, June 14, 2013, Ross Incineration Services, Inc. surpassed their previous record of 1,168 days without a lost time accident!
Persevering through all kinds of weather, the associates of Ross Incineration have continued to operate safely every second of every day. When you think about how an accident can happen in the blink of an eye or how within a split second something can go wrong, it is truly outstanding that the associates at Ross Incineration have worked safely for more than 101,001,600 seconds and counting.
“It’s not just the passing of this milestone that is so impressive. The pride and knowledge of all that went into achieving this record is truly rewarding. I am so proud and happy for our people. Thinking about the number of hours, days and the trials and tribulations now behind us that went into breaking this record is truly awe inspiring,” said Jim Larson, President of Ross Incineration Services, Inc.
At Ross Incineration, a “Drive to Zero” initiative focuses on hitting the goal of having zero recordable accidents, zero lost time accidents and zero reasons for accidents. Everyone at Ross Incineration works hard to maintain this goal with their numerous and extensive safety programs. Initiated by the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S), the associates understand that safety is a team effort. Sending associates home in the same condition if not better than when they come in each day is the goal of everyone at Ross Incineration.
Ross Incineration, a leader in the hazardous waste treatment business, prides itself on its safety. They also recently surpassed one million hours worked without a lost time accident back in September of 2012, this being considered a gold standard for any business, especially one in our industry.
The focus on safety, a number one priority at all of the Ross Group of companies; Ross Environmental Services. Inc., Ross Incineration Services, Inc. and Ross Transportation Services, Inc., is what makes operations a success. Everyone at the Ross Group of companies understands the importance of safety, from the local family ownership, to a newly hired operator. Together we all stay safe.
Posted on 06/14/13
Congratulations and thank you to everyone that donated their time and money to the 2013 American Heart Association Heart Walk!
Together we raised $1,960, that is $460 over the $1,500 goal. With 30 online registered participants we also surpassed our goal of 20! (Those pictured above are only some of the 40 plus participants, spanning all three Ross companies, starting as young as 1 ½ years old that actually showed up!)
The Heart Walk celebrates healthy lifestyle changes and encourages individuals to take the pledge to life a healthier lifestyle while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives.
A special thank you also goes to project manager Barb Furst, Associate Relations Specialist for Human Resources at Ross Environmental Services. With her hard work and dedication we were able to surpass our goals!
Posted on 05/30/13
To build awareness of recycling and sustainability and to celebrate Earth Day 43, the Ross companies held several events for their associates and the community.
Posted on 05/07/13
Congratulations to Ross Transportation Associates Chris Fada and Lew Eaton!
This past week, Chris Fada, Operations Manager at Ross Transportation Services, received his CTP (Certified TransportationProfessional) certificate and Lew Eaton, Driver at Ross Transportation, was inducted into the NPTC (National Private Truck Council) Driver Hall of Fame.
"These guys exemplify what RTS, and all of the Ross companies, stand for, continual improvement and dedication to safety. Congratulations on your accomplishments gentlemen," said Bill Cromling III, President of Ross Transportation Services.
Great job guys! Keep up the outstanding work and continue to live the values of the Ross companies.
(Left: Chris Fada with his CTP certificate. Right: Lew Eaton and family at the NPTC Driver Hall of Fame.
Nothing is more important than the SAFETY of our people.
Dedication to the customer.
Respect for the dignity, rights and contributions of each associate.
Mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
Active participation in and communication with the community.
Commitment to integrity and high ethical standards.
Our actions will be consistent with our values.
Posted on 04/30/13
Safer, Shorter maintenance shutdowns
Ross Environmental Services, Inc. can help make our customers' next maintenance shutdown or project shorter and safer. With our new Liquid Ring Pump Vacuum Truck, we can perform an impressive variety of tasks:
- pumping volatile, flammable organic liquids
- transporting hazardous & non-hazardous wates
- hydro excavating
- power washing
- tank clean out
- line cleaning
- emptying fuel tanks
- sewer jetting
- Safe - the best available technology for emptying fuel tanks or pumping volatile, flammable organics.
- Tough - ASME/DOT 412 certified.
- Versatile - able to handle dry materials (including aluminum dust and particulate), solids and liquids at a wide range of temperatures (including boiling liquids.)
- Powerful - able to sewer jet line sup to 14 feet long.
- Liquid Ring Technology is recommended by refineries and other companies for use when vacuuming flammable liquids.
Rely on Ross, We Do it Right!
Providing the Equipment & The Expertise
With the wet ring vacuum truck, you receive the excellent customer service provided by Ross Environmental Services.
In addition, you can utilize the outstanding field services team from Ross Incineration Services, Inc. to assist with your maintenance tasks.
Most importantly, you will enjoy all the advantages of working with Ross Transportation Services, Inc. (RTS). RTS offers excellent service and the expertise of outstanding drivers, trained in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. RTS has hazardous waste transportation authority in many states and laso handles non-hazardous waste shipments. The company maintains the highest rating given by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is certified by OSHA under the Safety & Health Achievemnet Recognition Program (SHARP).
RTS drivers have logged millions of safe driving miles. The company is fully insured with excess liability limits for the protection of our customers.
Posted on 04/12/13
On Sunday March 31, 2013, Ross Incineration Services (RIS) surpassed three years without a Lost Time Accident (LTA). Over the past 1,095 days, RIS has processed hazardous wastes from a myriad of industries safely to keep our environment safe.
Posted on 04/02/13
RTS Honored WITH DOT Highest rating
On Tuesday, March 19, Ross Transportation had their Department of Transportation audit. Out of four possible ratings, RTS earned the highest grade when it was awarded a "Satisfactory" rating by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Chris Fada, RTS Operations Manager said, "Each associate at RTS, as well as those that support us from Ross Environmental Services, Inc. and Ross Incineration Services, Inc. should be commended. The inspector was very impressed with our commitment to safety and compliance. I think the most impressive part of all this is the fact that we don't prepare for an audit when we are notified. We don't need to. The relentless commitment to safety and compliance means that we are always prepared."
Posted on 04/01/13
As companies that provide environmental services to our customers, the Ross companies are part of the solution to pollution.
Posted on 03/25/13
This is how long Ross Transportation Services has safely worked without a Lost Time Accident! Being aware of their environment every second of every day for six straight years is quite an accomplishment.
Today, we salute every one of the associates at:
Bill Cromling III
A special thank you also to the EHS department for all the work they do towards maintaining the safety at the companies.
“Whoop Whoop,” said Dawn Palmer, Assistant to the President at RTS, on news of the milestone.
“Just plain awesome,” was the first comment from Bill Cromling III, President of RTS, he continued with, “this shows the dedication, expertise and pride that each of our associates has in the organization and its values. We will stay the course, yesterday was six years, 364 more days until seven. Congratulations everyone!”
Outstanding job people.
Posted on 03/18/13
Congratulations to Lew Eaton, driver for Ross Transportation Services, Inc. nominated as one of the Ohio Trucking Association’s (OTA)
drivers of the month!
Posted on 03/11/13