-NWRA Staff
August 9, 2021

NWRA’s Anne Germain Selected as Subject Matter Expert for Waste Worker Health Study 

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is pleased to announce that Anne Germain, NWRA chief operating officer and senior vice president of technical and regulatory affairs, has been selected to be a subject matter expert (SME) in a University of Michigan pilot research project called “Evaluating Occupational Biohazards, Stress, and Readiness for Uptake of Total Worker Health Interventions of U.S. Waste Workers.” This study will include two portions: an online survey with three sections, and the collection of a small saliva sample. Germain will work with the project’s researchers on the online survey.

“We congratulate Anne on her selection to serve as a SME for this important study. NWRA and its member companies work hard to ensure a safe workplace for waste collection workers,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

Others working on the project include Dr. Shawn Gibbs from Texas A&M University School of Public Health and Dr. Rick Neitzel from University of Michigan School of Public Health.


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