-NWRA Staff
May 3, 2021

NWRA Reminds Collection Workers to Be Alert for Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke 

Arlington, VA – This week’s Safety Monday, presented by Ecotech Waste Logistics, reminds waste collection workers to watch for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and to take certain steps to avoid those conditions.

“As we move closer to summer, it is important to remember that while early mornings can be cool, afternoons can be very warm and even hot,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). “Waste collection workers should recognize the signs and symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion as well steps to prevent those conditions.”

“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