NWRA’s Kirk Sander is a Panelist on Heat Stress Issues Webinar

NWRA’s Kirk Sander is a Panelist on Heat Stress Issues Webinar

Arlington, VA – Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), spoke about heat stress on a webinar hosted by the Fleet Leadership Safety Council. Heat illness has been cited as the leading cause of death among all weather-related workplace hazards. The webinar also included an overview of the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making and National Emphasis Program on Heat proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“Our member companies have recognized the hazards associated with warm weather and have moved to institute programs to protect our frontline workers,” said Sander. “I appreciate the opportunity to talk about what our industry is doing to prevent heat-related illnesses and injuries as well as hear from other experts.”

The waste and recycling industry operates in all weather, both outdoors for collection operations as well as at indoor facilities for post-collection processing. Maintaining a well-regulated body temperature enables a worker to complete tasks safely and efficiently.

Sander was joined on the panel by representatives from NWRA member Working Athlete.


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