Afraid for their own health and safety, solid waste workers in New Jersey are working to ensure their communities remain healthy.
Freedom From Waste is taking extra precautions to protect its workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the communities it serves.
SWANA records at least 53 solid waste worker deaths; collection still has highest fatality frequency.
NWRA is requesting that the waste collection industry be exempt from federal HOS regulations during national emergencies.
ISRI just announced its plans to reschedule ISRI2020 amid coronavirus concerns.
Waste and recycling industry stakeholders are closely monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 as well as the medical waste being generated.
The living document aims to help industry professionals better understand and mitigate potential risks before they become bigger problems.
More information about rescheduling the event will be forthcoming, said SWANA.
The document aims to provide guidance for NWRA member companies that do not routinely collect or process regulated medical waste.
Long-term care providers, who were once exempt from the hazardous pharmaceutical waste regulations, now have very specific requirements.