EIA, EREF Update Waste, Recycling Safety Manual

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 23, 2013

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EIA, EREF Update Waste, Recycling Safety Manual

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) have partnered to update the waste and recycling industry safety manual for the first time in more than a decade.

The Washington-based EIA and the Raleigh, N.C.-based EREF released the third edition of the Manual of Recommended Safety Practices for the waste and recycling industry. The safety reference guide was updated by a team of industry safety professionals to include a greater emphasis on recycling than previous editions, according to a news release.

The manual will help safety practitioners and operations managers handle the most significant safety challenges facing waste and recycling companies and can serve as a resource for all types of waste and recycling personnel.

 “I am excited that EIA is able to offer this great safety resource to the industry,” said Phil Hagan, EIA director of safety. “Members and non-members alike are continually working to enhance their safety efforts, and this manual is an ideal source of safety information and related program elements.”

Bryan Staley, EREF President and CEO, added, “By using the information provided by EIA and EREF in this safety manual, the industry will continue to make significant improvements toward creating a safer working environment for all who are a part of the waste industry.”

In addition to funding from EIA and EREF, the update to the manual was underwritten with support from: Advanced Disposal; DriveCam; Ecotech; E.L. Harvey & Sons; IESI; Interstate Waste Services; Labrie; Land and Lakes; McNeilus; Pirtek; Preco; Recology; Republic Services; Rumpke; Veolia; Volvo; Caterpillar; Waste Connections; Waste Industries; Waste Management; WastePro; WCA; and West Central Sanitation.

For the first time, EIA will offer companies multi-copy licenses for the safety manual. The manual will be downloadable for e-readers (Kindle or iPad) or available as a printed-and-bound book.

EIA members may purchase a copy of the updated manual for $275 per copy. The non-member price is $400 per copy.

To learn more, or for instructions on how to order copies, please visit www.environmentalistseveryday.org/safety-manual.


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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