-NWRA Staff
May 17, 2021

NWRA Highlights Steps to Prevent Heat Illness

This week’s Safety Monday, presented by Waste Management, reminds waste collection workers to follow three steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Waste collection workers should drink plenty of water, limit strenuous work activities in high heat conditions and take breaks and recover from the heat in the shade.

“We encourage waste collection workers to take these steps to remain safe on the job,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA).

“We are pleased to provide this industry-renowned safety resource to anyone who requests it,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “You do not need to be a member of NWRA to receive it.”

Safety Monday is a copyrighted product of NWRA produced in collaboration with NWRA’s Safety Committee. For more information and to subscribe to NWRA’s Safety Monday, click here.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, 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.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association