More than 40 waste and recycling industry safety professionals attending the National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) second event in its 2016 Safety Professional Development Series. The daylong session, hosted by Republic Services, featured workshops on Department of Transportation and OSHA compliance as well as the development of positive safety cultures.
NWRA held a similar session in Boston last month. The series is an attempt to move the needle on safety industry-wide. It takes safety experts from both the waste and recycling field as well as direct delivery, compliance and training into the field to educate and inform members on the latest innovations and guidance in safety.
“There is no greater priority in our industry than improving safety and doing all we can to ensure that our workers and the communities we serve as safe and healthy,” NWRA National Safety Director Anthony Hargis said in a statement. “These sessions provide valuable opportunities to bring together safety representatives from member companies and others in the field to discuss shared concerns and develop solutions. We are taking these opportunities straight to our members where they live and work. Through these conversations we can have a lasting impact on the behaviors and actions of our operators in the field.”
Other NWRA safety efforts include professional development sessions throughout the nation, webinars, summits, safety stand downs and the development of toolkits and resources.