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2019 Safety Symposium - New!

New in 2019, NWRA will host a Safety Symposium on Thursday, May 9 at WasteExpo!

This half-day workshop will kick off with a keynote address from David Michaels, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, followed by an in-depth review of relevant safety topics including the latest safety solutions, regulatory updates, proven industry safety programs and more. Attendees will hear from experts from both inside and outside of the industry on topics such as distracted driving, driver training programs, current regulations, independent hauler safety practices and more.

 Register for this workshop today!




8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Keynote Address by The Honorable David Michaels 
Join this session to hear insights from the longest-serving Assistant Secretary in U.S. OSHA's history.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. 
Independent Hauler Panel Discussion with The Honorable David Michaels 
Hear from a panel of independent haulers as they participate in a discussion led by David Michaels about the leading safety issues facing the waste industry today. 
Speakers: Jane Dolezal – Homewood Disposal; Curt Saffle – Dick’s Sanitation; Dave Jaeger – Texas Pride Disposal

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.

10:10 to 10:40 a.m.
NWRA and the Next Five Years of Safety 
Join this conversation between NWRA CEO Darrell Smith and industry safety experts Shawn Mandel of Waste Connections and Jim Olson of Republic Services as they address just where safety is headed in the next five years.  

10:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Safety Round Up 

  • MRF Worker Safety – Brian Haney, Vice President, Safety and Compliance LeadPoint
  • Taking the Wheel: Creating a Driver Safety Training Program - Douglas Castro, Global Education Resource Alliance
  • Making an Impact with FMCSA - Tom Jacques, Senior DOT Safety Manager – Waste Management

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Closing Keynote: FMCSA Chief Counsel Jim Mullen 



If you are a current NWRA member, you automatically will receive a discounted rate when you register! And if you register by March 20 you'll also receive an Early Bird discount!

Early Bird Price

NWRA Member $125
Non-Member $150

Regular Price

NWRA Member $175
Non-Member $200

Spaces are limited so make sure you reserve your spot for this unique workshop today.