In addition, The Vogel Group will help advance the request that FEMA list waste and recycling as a priority industry with vendors of personal protective equipment.
Shortages of personal protective equipment are putting waste and recycling workers more at risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
Best practices include handwashing, using personal protective equipment and maintaining social distancing.
During a webinar hosted by NWRA, Dave Malter of Malter Associates discussed how workers can stay safe on the job during the coronavirus pandemic.
The president mentioned the vital work of frontline workers, including solid waste and recycling workers, during his March 31 COVID-19 media briefing.
The new law, which goes into effect on April 1, establishes new paid leave requirements.