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Western New York employees “Adopt a Highway”

adopt-a-highwayAcross the U.S., thousands of groups and organizations commit to keeping America beautiful by adopting portions of highway and pledging to keep them clean.

This year, a team of 11 Olean Operations-based employees adopted a one-mile stretch of Interstate Route 86 as part of the ISO 14001 and OHSAS initiatives. On Earth Day (April 22, 2016), this crew held a safety briefing, donned the essential safety gear and spent nearly four hours cleaning the median and shoulders on their adopted stretch of highway. They collected 30 contractor-sized garbage bags of debris. ▪

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