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1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869, 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824

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Safety Events

Safety is one of the National Waste and Recycling Association’s top priorities.  To further our mission to make our industry safer, NWRA hosts three Safety Stand Downs annually which any company in the industry can participate.

NWRA Professional Development Series

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Waste Connections, Inc.

August 16, 2017
8:00 am. - 1:00 p.m.

NWRA Safety is holding the 2nd Professional Development Series (PDS) event of 2017 hosted by Waste Connections’ Eastern Region office in Knoxville TN on Wednesday, August 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees will be presented with knowledge and capability building material related to Waste Connection’s culture changing “SAFE Training”, Fatigue Management, Heat Illness Prevention, Emergency Management, and more. In addition to our speakers, the event will also feature a regulatory update and roundtable identifying how NWRA can support your safety needs. NWRA will use this information to achieve its Strategic Safety Initiatives including: Reducing industry fatalities, removing Collections from BLS’s Top 10 most dangerous occupations list, reducing distracted driving incidents and finding collaboration opportunities to leverage the industry’s safety efforts.

This event is free and lunch will be provided.

Waste Connections, Inc.
265 Brookview Centre Way
Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37919
Tel: 865-522-8161

Safety Stand Down

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Back To School Safety Standown

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July 31- August 4, 2017 in partnership with AAA

Registration has no cost.

Who: NWRA members, partners, sponsors and community stakeholders

What: 5-day event to promote safety on the roads during back-to-school season

How: Register today for this free opportunity and receive extensive resource materials to help move the needle on back-to-school safety. By joining this network of industry professionals and community leaders, you will contribute toward a safer start to the new academic year.

Why: Because safety begins with you and it’s everyone’s responsibility. Join the Stand Down for free today by clicking on the link below.

August means the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. This time of year, you’ll see more buses and cars on the roadways including parents driving their children to school to teachers and college students heading in to their classes.

Waste and recycling collection workers will be sharing the roadways with these neighbors and will be taking added safety precautions to protect students, teachers and families from harm. Historically, back to school time also means that school zone accidents increase, significantly. NWRA, the Waste and Recycling industry, and our members realize that this increases the chances for collisions, injuries and fatalities. 

Approximately 100 children in the United States are killed every year while walking to or from school and another 25,000 children sustain injuries as a result of school zone accidents. Some kids will be walking, riding their bikes or riding a bus to school for the first time in 2016.

NWRA’s Back to School Safety Stand Down will provide information and guidance material to address driver distractions, benchmarked successful practices and operations planning for waste and recycling collectors to improve safety in school zones and bus stops around them. Often times, kids aren’t as well versed about school zone and bus stop safety and traffic laws as adults are. The fact is many adults aren’t clear either. NWRA’s Stand Down will partner with other safety organizations that communicate to youth groups, pedestrians, employers and drivers of all ages to help promote and communicate a shared commitment to safety on the roadways and around school zones and bus stops to protect the communities we serve.

Our Stand Down on Water. Rest. Shade in May reached more than 70 percent of the industry. Join our back to school efforts and help to grow that number so that we are all united around safety.

If you have registered for a Stand Down in the past year, you will be automatically registered for this event. Should you not wish to participate, please email to opt-out. 


Facebook Live Event: Tuesday, August 1 at 2pm EST (make sure to “Like” National Waste & Recycling on Facebook then join the event on 8/1)

Twitter Chat Event: Wednesday, August 2 at 2pm EST (

National Call-in: Thursday, August 3 at 2pm EST (Registrants will receive call-in number a few days before the event)

Safety Stand Down Toolkit on Back to School.

Safety Mondays

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  • Wednesday (English or Spanish)
  • Thursday (English or Spanish)
  • Friday (English or Spanish)

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Contact Info

National Waste & Recycling Association
1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824