-NWRA Staff
July 19, 2022

NWRA Safety Monday Reminds Waste Collection Workers to Avoid Heat-related Illness and Injury

Arlington, VA – This week’s Safety Monday, presented by Working Athlete, reminds waste collection workers to avoid injuries and illness due to excessively hot weather.

“Many parts of the country are experiencing above-average temperatures,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). “We encourage waste collection workers to understand how heat affects the body and avoid heat-related illness.”

“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 various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association