NWRA’s Safety Monday Emphasizes Importance of a Hazardous Energy Control Plan

NWRA’s Safety Monday Emphasizes Importance of a Hazardous Energy Control Plan

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Safety Monday for this week, presented by Waste Management, reminds waste collection workers to follow a hazardous energy control plan. The purpose of a hazardous energy control plan is to ensure the safety of employees and other personnel by preventing the unexpected starting of a truck or heavy equipment while it is being serviced.

“Hazardous energy control plans are an important resource to prevent workplace incidents,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for NWRA. “We urge employees to follow these procedures to help ensure their safety in the workplace.”

“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