-NWRA Staff
May 4, 2022

Sander Participates in OSHA Committee on Efforts to Protect Workers from Heat Hazards

Arlington, VA – Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), participated in a stakeholder meeting with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to discuss the various efforts the agency is taking to protect workers from heat-related hazards.

“Our member companies have recognized the hazards associated with warm weather and have moved to institute programs to protect our frontline workers,” said Sander. “The member companies make sure that their employees understand the risks and symptoms related to exposure to prolonged high temperatures.”

The waste and recycling industry operates in all weather, both outdoors for our 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.


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