WASTEC Issues Revised Safety Standard for Mobile Equipment

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 1, 2012

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WASTEC Issues Revised Safety Standard for Mobile Equipment

The Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC) has released a revised standard on safety for mobile waste and recycling equipment.

The standard developed by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Z245 full committee added many manufacturer and user safety changes, including sections that address ladders, fall protection and battery disconnects. The standard last was updated in 2008, the Washington-based WASTEC said in a news release.

 “This standard provides the best practice for users and operators of equipment used for collecting and managing waste and recyclable materials,” said Janice Comer Bradley, WASTEC executive vice president.

Robert Mecchi, chairman of WASTEC’s board of governors, added that the improved safety standard also makes for more uniformity regarding trucks and containers, allowing equipment producers to expand their potential customer base.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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