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NWRA PUBLISHES POSTER WITH BEST PRACTICES TO PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brandon Wright
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2020

NWRA PUBLISHES POSTER WITH BEST PRACTICES TO PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19

 

Arlington, VA – The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) published a poster its member companies can display to help protect waste collection workers from COVID-19.  The poster illustrates best practices such as hand washing, using personal protective equipment (PPE), and maintaining social distance.

 

“Based on current knowledge, we are not dealing with a true airborne hazard. Droplets quickly fall to the ground or other surfaces where they remain. Touching waste and then touching one’s face is the real hazard, and our people are wearing gloves and washing hands often. At this time, we are not aware of any significant public health hazard from waste operations. We encourage employees to follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control highlighted in our poster,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

 

NWRA recognizes that waste collection workers are on the front lines and is committed to  making sure that they have the resources to do their jobs safely.

 

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ABOUT NWRA

The National Waste and Recycling Association represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states, and DC and include companies that manage waste collection, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

 

Contact:

Brandon Wright

National Waste and Recycling Association

bwright@wasterecycling.org

202-364-3706