-NWRA Staff
October 27, 2023

NWRA Safety Monday Reminds Waste Collection Workers to Watch for Signs of Cold Stress

Arlington, VA – This week’s Safety Monday, presented by Rumpke Waste & Recycling, reminds waste collection workers to watch for signs and symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia.

“Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite and heart attacks from over-exertion,” said Kirk Sander, NWRA chief of staff and vice president, safety and standards. “It is important that our workers recognize the signs of cold stress.”

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 & Recycling Association