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Temporary Workers Safety Training

In 2013, OSHA introduced the Temporary Worker Initiative, which provided guidelines for temporary worker safety, including joint responsibility between the agency and host employer for all injuries/fatalities and record keeping guidelines. In this 35-minute course, participants will learn:

  • An overview of the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used on the host employer’s job site
  • The procedures for handling hazardous materials using OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (HAZCOM)
  • Techniques to prevent injuries and accidents while on the job site
  • Preventive techniques to prevent heat and cold related illness
  • Collection and Post Collection safety including lock out/tag out and confined spaces


  • $30.00 – NWRA Members
  • $40.00 – Non-Members

The course is available for purchase at this link.

Enterprise pricing is available for NWRA members.  Please contact Megan Passinger, Director – Education at for more information.

ISRI Hazard Recognition Training Course

ISRI offers this free Hazard Recognition Training to the Waste and Recycling Industry as part of OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The following are dates and locations for the ISRI Hazard Recognition classes for October.

  • Wednesday, 18 October: Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel, Indianapolis IN
  • Friday, 27 October: Double Tree by Hilton – Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville FL
  • Tuesday, 31 October: Technology Conservation Group facility in Lecanto FL

Again- these are free classes. 

  • The classes will start at 8:00am.
  • Lunch will be served at all the locations.
  • The class lasts 7.5 hours

Info about the class:

This class is free and is relevant to recyclers across all commodities who would like employees to learn more about hazard recognition and mitigation in the operations environment. This includes:

  • How to recognize the hazards of and safely work around mobile equipment and other hazards;
  • An understanding of the importance of the control of hazardous energy (LOTO);
  • Good housekeeping practices;
  • How to recognize fire hazards;
  • Hazard communication in the workplace; and
  • How to do a PPE hazard assessment and the importance of proper PPE;

Those attending the class will also learn what a hazard assessment is and through group work how to build a PPE job hazard assessment. 

Click Here to learn more.


The National Waste & Recycling Association offers free webinars to members. Please refer to the Association’s “Events” calendar for a schedule of upcoming webinars.

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.  See the below video 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.



The industry’s premier event, WasteExpo educational programming offers over 35 sessions on trending topics such as safety, recycling/resource recovery, hauling, landfill operations and technologies, legislative/regulatory, and leadership/business skills. Click here for more information on session topics along with registration fees for educational programming.

Regional Conferences

The National Waste & Recycling Association’s regional and chapter conferences offer members educational programming geared toward state, regional, and local trends. Please refer to our calendar for more information about educational opportunities in your area.information about educational opportunities in your area.