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
NWRA's Safety Committee is holding the 1st Professional Development Series (PDS) event of 2017 hosted by Republic Services! This event is free and lunch will be provided. In addition to our speakers, the event will also feature a roundtable identifying how NWRA can support your safety needs. NWRA will use this information to achieve its Strategic Safety Initiatives. These include removing the collection industry from the top 10 most dangerous occupations, reducing distracted driving incidents and finding collaboration opportunities to leverage safety efforts.
Hauling and Training Center,
4811 W. Lower Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Safety Stand Down
Water. Rest. Shade.
The purpose of NWRA’s Safety Stand Down on Water. Rest. Shade. is to join forces with OSHA, member companies, and other industry partners to raise awareness, prevent, and teach waste and recycling industry employers and workers about the dangers of working outside in hot weather and to provide valuable resources to address the heat illness prevention and recovery. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. 1,160 cases (56%) occurred in services providing industries. The waste and recycling industry falls into this sector and is classified as one of OSHA’s “High Hazard Industries.” Waste and recycling workers working in hot weather are at risk. Employees must be made aware of the risk. Employers must acclimatize workers, provide safe working conditions, and assure that workers go home to their families as healthy as they came to work. Please join NWRA and our partners the week of April 24-28, 2017 in creating a Safer, Smarter, Stronger waste & recycling industry. Heat illnesses deaths are preventable. Please join NWRA and our partners the week of April 24-28, 2017 in creating a Safer, Smarter, Stronger waste & recycling industry. Heat illnesses deaths are preventable.
Reducing Collisions Webinar
Did you know there are three different kinds of distracted driving? In mid-October, NWRA held a webinar on Reducing Collisions – Going Beyond Distracted Driving. Click here to experience this informative discussion with Del Lisk, Vice President for Safety Services at Lytx, Scott Franklin, Area Safety Manager for Waste Management and Tony Hargis, NWRA National Safety Director.